Gun rights in a Democrat controlled Congress

I realize that a significant majority of gun rights advocates are Republicans, and are probably somewhat dispirited now. Granted, last night was a rough night for the Republican Party. That does not mean that last night marks the beginning of the end of gun rights. One large reason the Democrats were able to make such large inroads into what had been Republican hegemony is that they have adopted a more moderate tone. One major component of that moderation is an abadonment of the extremist civilian disarmament policies that were a hallmark of the Clinton era (not that there aren’t some powerful Democrats who are out to ban guns–I simply doubt there will be enough of them to ram really heinous legislation–like bans on so-called “assault weapons” through the House and Senate). “Gun control” is simply not the issue it was ten or fifteen years ago, even among most Democrats.

This could actually be the beginning of a more powerful pro-gun bloc within the Democratic legislature–that can only help gun rights, and this nation.

In other good news, Ron Paul kept his seat, so I will not have to burn my NRA card (I’m keeping the NRA on probation, though).

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One Response to “Gun rights in a Democrat controlled Congress”

  1. outsider222 Says:

    If guns are outlawed, then only outlaws will own guns. I’m sure nobody realizes that more than someone who frequents the South Side of Chicago

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