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So now it’s on to President-Elect Donald J. Trump. I previously ran his 2nd Amendment platform in these pages, and on that narrow plank, it was easy to vote for him over Mrs. Clinton. Her reckoning ran deep. Trump’s win was shocking to watch as Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania went red one after another. To see the vaunted “Blue Wall” of core Democrat states come tumbling down as election night wore into morning was to witness history being made. I personally believe these states went Republican in some part because they have strong gun cultures, and Democrat politicians came out for gun confiscations and accessories regulations and bans, and on a national basis, it bit them again. The Senate stayed in Republican hands. The House stayed in Republican hands. And the presidency went to a Republican candidate who was very pro-2A. Control of more state governments went Republican, too.