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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:24 AM

100. Actually, this is complicated looking at the big picture.

So here are some considerations, thoughts and questions:
First, thinking about "the left flank" it seems questionable how much attention a proposed Constitutional Amendment would receive at all if not actually backed by a major party. Are you certain that there isn't already a far left group backing a 2A repeal? I'm guessing there may be.

Second, by "Hurt or help?" I infer that you mean hurt or help the cause for further gun regulation. I've already addressed the expected results should such a movement gain any traction with any degree of Democratic support. [ https://www.democraticunderground.com/1172210113#post65 ] However, if the party would overtly distance itself or denounce that movement, we would gain some real traction with many middle of the road gun owners.

Last, as a bit of a less relevant side effect, there will always be the extremist RWNJ who will lump together and condemn every group to the left of the Birchers and blame them all for the very idea of a repeal.

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