And the Survey Says...
By 74-24 Democrats L-U-V a ban on semi-automatic rifles!
From a recent Quinnipiac poll:
AllahP notices that the youngsters are less progressive on this than their elders, which is counter to the normal flow in these things. My two cents - video games! Urban kids who have never held a real weapon probably have a better sense of guns than past generations of urbanites.
As to the politics, my guess is that if the Democrats pushed hard for a ban on all semiautomatic rifles they would get even more votes in their urban enclaves, for a net pickup of roughly zero House seats, while getting buried across New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and anywhere else non-urban Democrats are lurking.
But they should test it and see!