January 13, 2013 12:00 AM

The winds have changed in the gun control debate

The debate over gun control or whether guns should be controlled at all is back. Touting gun rights by Republicans and Democrats has been a right of passage for anyone who wanted to climb the political ladder, be it local, state or national office. The gun lobby has been effective in twisting the arms of politicians to allow guns in almost any setting or scene -- from pistol-packing preachers to bar-hopping babes -- the mantra of Charlton Heston saying they’ll have to pry weapons from their “Cold dead hands” lives on.

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