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Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

The dynamic on guns is changing

The power of the NRA’s overwrought rhetoric may be fading

It’s a truism of modern politics: A fervent, organized minority will beat a disorganized majority almost every time. It aptly describes gun politics in the United States and, most recently, helps explain the defeat of legislation to extend background checks to all gun show and Internet (and otherwise advertised) sales of firearms.

And yet, less than two months after the gun lobby’s victory on that matter, there are signs that the dynamic on guns is changing.

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