How gun control advocates could break the NRA’s blockade

Since early in Bill Clinton’s first term as president, the National Rifle Association and its legislative allies have effectively stymied meaningful federal gun control legislation. …

Gun control advocates face structural barriers in Congress — particularly the bias toward small and gun-friendly rural states inherent in the allocation of two Senators to every state — that will always leave them confronting a narrow path. Yet underlying changes in the two parties’ demographic and geographic bases of support may offer a path toward eventually circumventing the NRA-led blockade — particularly if gun control advocates can update the balancing act that Clinton employed in his two landmark victories. CONT.

Ronald Brownstein, CNN