By reframing the issue around the evils of big government, Republicans are notching victories that have eluded more liberal legislatures.
Christy Perry, a Republican state representative and co-owner of a gun shop in Boise, regularly travels with her husband to gun shows to sell their wares.
Voters come to her booth so often that her husband jokingly plunked a sign next to the AR-15s: “Gun talk only. No politics.”
In Idaho, where personal responsibility is a foundational value, anything that smacks of a…