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A fellow gun rights advocate recently told me that Democrats are slowing losing their battle to enact more gun control laws. He pointed to Congress and how most efforts there had stalled. I reminded him that the national concealed carry reciprocity had also stalled in Congress and that he was only looking at the federal level and not at the state level.

As it turns out, so far this year, there have been at least 50 new gun control laws passed at the state level and sadly, over a dozen states with Republican governors passed gun control laws the GOP governors signed them into law.

(Governing) – Something familiar happened in America in February: A gunman walked into a school, and shot and killed 17 students and staff in a horrific act of violence.

But then something unfamiliar happened: State legislators — inspired by a movement led by the student survivors of that mass shooting in Parkland, Florida — started passing legislation to restrict gun access.

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This was a year of unparalleled success for the gun-control movement in the United States. States across the country, including 14 with Republican governors, enacted 50 new laws restricting access to guns, ranging from banning bump stocks to allowing authorities to temporarily disarm potentially violent people.

“Legislators are starting to realize that mass shootings can happen in their state anytime,” said Allison Anderman, the managing attorney at the Giffords Law Center, a gun-control organization founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who survived a shooting in 2011. “And they don’t want to be in a position that this kind of thing can happen in their state at all.” …

While some of these new gun control laws deal with banning bump-fire stocks, raising the age for gun purchases from 18 to 21, and limiting the size of ammunition magazines, it still shows a dangerous trend that Democrats are slowing winning the gun control battles in many states. It also means that some Republicans are caving into the emotional hype being pushed by the media and chances are, there will be even more gun control laws passed at the state level and eventually at the national level.

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