Strong improvements to the bill, from both Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), were blocked. The weakened STOCK Act, which President Obama says he will sign, does little to address any real corruption in Congress.
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?
As I understand it, Lindsey Graham's argument goes like this: Some people who support closing the terror gap also support banning handguns. I don't support banning handguns. Therefore, I don't support closing the terror gap.
Dueling candidate communiques today on McCain's non-timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq raised important questions: Does "confused" mean "old"? And just how politically confused is Joe Lieberman?