The media was abuzz as things kicked off for the 2020 elections. Gun control, we were told, was going to be a key issue. The candidates started their campaigns and every website has at least something about gun control on it. There was even one candidate who was running pretty much exclusively on a gun control platform.
As the race progressed, he didn’t amount to much and dropped out of the race. Then a previous Democratic darling picked up the gun control football and tried to run with it, reinventing his campaign and doing more to rally gun rights activists than all of the other candidates combined.
Others tried to push their anti-gun agenda at various times, then stopped after a bit.