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Twitter chat: The way the gun control debate mirrors larger issues of partisanship in the us

What would it not try turn Texas, a Republican stronghold, right into a blue state? In accordance with data from SurveyMonkey, just remove all of the gun owners from the Lone Star State also it would have attended Hillary Clinton in 2016. That you can do a similar thing in liberal California. Remove all of the non-gun owners and hawaii could have voted for Donald Trump.

Thats how divisive the problem of gun control is in American politics.

SurveyMonkey discovered that no other demographic not race, religion or gender so perfectly divided voters. In the 2016 election, 47 percent of Trump supporters said gun control was a concern important enough to influence their vote. Thats in comparison to just 27 percent of voters who supported Hillary Clinton.

But what does this divide mean? How could it be impacting gun control policy, and how might this problem change in light of recent mass shootings like NEVADA, Orlando and Newtown? To go over the info, the PBS NewsHour hosted a Twitter chat 1 p.m. EDT Thursday with data journalist Dante Chinni (@Dchinni), professor and chairman of political science at the University of Kansas Don Haider-Markel (@dhmarkel), and Washington Post correspondent Philip Bump (@pbump).

Have a look at a recap of the conversation

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