The hard push ahead for gun control

… There are two political worlds out there ‑ Old America and New America. One packs heat, the other doesn’t. …

In his 2008 book The Big Sort, Bill Bishop showed how America is becoming more politically segregated. Since the 1970s, the trend has been for voters to live in places that are either solidly Republican or solidly Democratic. Politicians re-enforce this segregation by drawing congressional district lines that make districts safe for incumbents. Politics follows lifestyle. And guns are an important marker of lifestyle. [cont.]

Bill Schneider, George Mason U. (Reuters)

Recent polls: Guns