naah. You make too much of the hold of guns on people. Pa was an energizing of the white financially disaffected who didnt feel the recovery yet.
Trump's victory in Pa was brilliantly engineered by two guys who shall probably be rewarded (or not, after Trump realizes what hes just done
to himself) .
Ya cant tell an underemployed coal miner that his fuel should be phased out, (even though its going to be a fact driven by MARKET FACTS not regulations). His lines were effective but mostly lies.
Hillry hqd no way of presenting that case and Trump had nothing to do but to sttand anti Hillary.
In-state college prof pundits mostly agreed that Hillary was "Handing Pa to Trump" back in late summer. Everyone said ,"Thatll never happen."
Well, everyone will listen more closely to some of these local guys in each state (I assume that Michigan had a similar group of people who recognized the possibility of a rising populist uprising).
Trumps a salesman, Lets see if he can become an engineer and a planner.