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Both Sides Agree: Guns Will Not Be Decisive Issue in November

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By    |   Wednesday, 03 Aug 2016 02:43 PM

Despite the spate of mass shootings and police murders that roiled rhetoric from Democrats, both sides of the debate agree that guns will not play an influential role in the November elections, James Varney of the American Media Institute wrote for the Washington Examiner.

Voters don't care.

"I don't see any evidence that important Senate races are going to be decided on guns this year, even after Orlando," Wes Anderson of the National Rifle Association told American Media Institute.

Further, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in late June, mere weeks after the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, 54 percent of Americans supported stricter gun control vs. 42 percent opposed.

That split is nearly identical to polling of the same question in 2013 and 2008, AMI reported.

Instead, the big staging ground for gun control will be waged at the state level, namely California, Maine, Nevada and Washington, AMI reported.

While Everytown for Gun Safety, former mayor Michael Bloomberg's group, has targeted just one Republican senator, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, out of 24 seats the GOP is defending, it has spent $6.5 million in Nevada and Maine in support of gun control measures, according to the AMI.

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