The Associated Press has reported that Democrat-supported efforts on increased gun control measures are likely going nowhere either at a state or federal level:
But gun control measures are likely going nowhere in Congress, and they also have become increasingly scarce in most states. Aside from several Democratic-controlled states, the majority have taken no action on gun control in recent years or have moved aggressively to expand gun rights.
That’s because they are either controlled politically by Republicans who oppose gun restrictions or are politically divided, leading to stalemate.
“Here I am in a position where I can do something, I can introduce legislation, and yet to know that it almost certainly is not going to go anywhere is a feeling of helplessness,” said state Sen. Greg Leding, a Democrat in the GOP-controlled Arkansas Legislature. He has pushed unsuccessfully for red flag laws that would allow authorities to remove firearms from those determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
What might a good solution be for Dems who would like to see more gun control? Pollster Frank Luntz is suggesting a slight change to the term “gun control”:
Pro Tip: Call it “gun safety” instead of “gun control.”
“Gun control” makes it irreversibly political. “Gun safety” is something everyone can agree on. #WordsThatWork
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 26, 2022
People will still know what that means coming from Democrats:
Yeah except at some point you have to explain your actual proposals and people know what gun control is https://t.co/KBFmeUvDTn
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) May 26, 2022
Another game of word play.
Change the term but continue to offer the same nonsensical proposals.
Dems do this constantly on nearly every issue once a term or phrase becomes toxic to the electorate.
— Giuseppe Franco (@viperstrike74) May 26, 2022
At least now we know the two terms are interchangeable.
When they admit that “gun safety” is really “gun control.”
— Lord Explosion Murder (@GenghisKhet) May 26, 2022
Yeah, most people will definitely see through that little bit of wordplay.
like trying to change pro-choice to pre-decision, you just can’t change the language after 20 years. https://t.co/aGyPDaaGZC
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 26, 2022
You’re a little too far in to change the marketing. https://t.co/SueqV6cE8j
— Bohemio of the Reeeeing Twenties (@El__Bohemio) May 26, 2022
It seems a little like the Biden administration telling themselves “don’t say ‘Republicans’ anymore, instead call them “ultra MAGA.”
Pro Tip: Lie to get what you want https://t.co/5s4gGEN6xp
— Robert Kroese (@robkroese) May 26, 2022
If “words worked”, you’d be out of a job, Frank.
Also, most Democrat’s deceptive bills are worded incorrectly.
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) May 26, 2022
The Democrats are constantly attempting to deceive so it’s not as if none of them have thought of the “gun safety” angle already.
“If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. https://t.co/SyJcl5NXqK
— Brett From L.A. (@ItsBrettFromLA) May 26, 2022
Pro Tip: Tell them that oxycontin is a miracle drug which allows people to get through the day. https://t.co/10ylwGtDRL
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) May 26, 2022
Were you on the committee who came up with “Ultra-Maga”? https://t.co/YCxARn3KQK
— John W (@SCTiger73) May 26, 2022
Oh, and one more thing:
Gun safety is taught, not legislated https://t.co/KwulnQFcy9
— Ritz 🇺🇲 (@BRitzdorf) May 26, 2022