Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire was the only senator from the Northeast to vote against the bill that would have required universal background checks on gun purchases, something nearly all Americans support. Gun safety supporters have found her rationale -- that it might create a national gun registry, when the law specifically prohibits a registry -- very lame. In the wake of the vote, her approval rating is down 15 percent. But the powerful NRA has come to her defense. Will she weather this storm? What’s your view?
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