If Pat Toomey is elected to the United States Senate, he will no doubt do everything in his power to ensure that the "terror gap" endures, as well as working to weaken the few federal gun laws on the books.
Janet Napolitanosaid there is a "new and changing terrorist threat" from "homegrown" terrorists. Given this reality, how long can we tolerate the existing "terror gap" in our laws allowing persons on the terrorist watch list to buy guns and explosives?
Though Tea Partiers and the radical libertarians cast themselves as defenders of the Constitution, "Firearms Freedom" laws are in fact more in tune with the Anti-Federalists, who opposed ratification of our Constitution.
Senator Reid, what did you gain by pandering to the NRA? Only your pivotal place in the recent failure of our political leadership to address the continuing tragedy of 300 Americans killed and injured by gunshots every passing day.
An individual, who the NRA itself has decided is such an expert in safe gun handling that he can teach a class in it, has now accidentally discharged his weapon in a public place and wounded an innocent person.
There is no question that we need to devote far more resources to enforcing federal gun laws. But it is a transparent fallacy to argue that deficiencies in enforcing current laws justify inaction to strengthen those laws.
We now know that the NRA will be joining Beck and Palin for Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Is it possible to imagine a greater offense to the legacy of Dr. King?
The U.S. v. Skoien ruling is a bucket of cold water thrown on the "gun rights" celebration following the Supreme Court's decision last month in McDonald v. City of Chicago striking down Chicago's handgun ban.
What does the NRA have to do to convince anyone they are devoid of principle? They could lie to block authorities from information that would help catch a potential serial killer. Oh wait, they've already done that.