Gun Owners Back Modest Curbs: Gun-Control Advocate


The National Rifle Association has been successful at defining gun control as a “cultural issue” and blocking significant new curbs on guns on the argument that they would be steps on the way toward government confiscation of firearms, Dennis Henigan of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence writes on the Huffington Post. Henigan, author of a new book, “Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths that Paralyze American Gun Policy,” maintains that gun control advocates should “fight the phony ‘cultural’ framing of the gun issue at every turn.”

Henigan notes that, “Gun owner fears of an Obama-inspired gun ban are spiking gun sales, even though Obama gives no hint of leadership toward even modest reforms.” Henigan says that more than 80 percent of gun owners support extending Brady Act background checks to private sales at gun show and that most self-identified NRA members support handgun registration and mandatory safety training.

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