CHANGE: In Key Contests, Democrats Championing Gun Rights. “’I think there’s been a change in the country as a whole,’ said Jon Delano, an independent political analyst associated with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. ‘Unless you’re from an urban area, where gun violence is so intense that there’s a feeling you need to control these weapons, the vast majority across the country do not support gun control.’’’ Some of us saw this coming a long time ago.