Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is urging Democrats to campaign more on gun control as a way to shake the party’s soft-on-crime image.
Politico says Everytown “tested messages that explicitly linked anti-gun violence measures — including background checks on gun sales and red flag laws — with crime and public safety, including the safety of law enforcement officers”He believes that a message of gun control is the best way to win in battleground states for Democrats.
Everytown also suggested that Democrats might be more aggressive in addressing gun violence. This would help them shed their reputation for being soft on crime, which was associated with the party’s 2020 election win.
Charlie Kelly, Everytown’s senior advisor, said that Charlie Kelly was an example. “The fear tactics that they had success with in 2020, I don’t think will work this time around. We actually are the ones that are tough on these issues, and we need to be more vocal about it.”
This is the 22nd September Washington Examiner noted, “Democrats see a mild boost in their crime message by focusing on gun control, though it comes nowhere near the 23-point advantage Republicans hold on crime.”
It Examiner suggests the Democrats are unable to get traction with a tough on crime message because the party’s policies are failing before Americans’ eyes: “You do not need to look far to see examples of gang members committing crimes with illegal guns after being given light prison sentences or Democrats supporting the release of criminals who shot and killed people.”
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