Scott Shackford is watching the debate over gun control and smells a ruse:

The latest attempts to legislatively restrict gun rights failed last night, but we know this legislation is not truly dead. It will be used by Democrats to get out the vote against Republicans who opposed the legislation (keep in mind the American Civil Liberties Union also objected).

Here. Republicans let Democrats muscle them into the siren song of public outcry and emotion on this issue.

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