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One of the more consistent criticisms that have been raised about public policy is that in the wake of Sandy Hook, and other national firearm tragedies, there has been a paucity of actual policy changes implemented across the nation. The exceptions to this have been Massachusetts, California and Washington, likely due to the political makeup of those states. Oddly enough though, as reported by “Mayors against Illegal Guns”: 87% of NRA members agree that support for Second Amendment rights goes hand-in-hand with keeping guns out of the hands of criminals; and 74% of NRA members and 87% of non-NRA gun owners support requiring criminal background checks of anyone purchasing a gun.

With support for gun control being that high among both NRA members and non-NRA members, what is the driving factor behind the lack of gun-control and what methods do you suggest for overcoming these obstacles?

Mayors Against Illegal