John McCormack at The Weekly Standard:
. . .With both contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination evading the gun control issue as if it were sniper fire, you couldn't blame gun control advocates for feeling bitter.McCormack’s “We're All Gun Nuts Now” article is here.
Yet Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence--the pro-gun control counterweight to the National Rifle Association--says Obama and Clinton are "coming fairly close to delivering the message we'd like."
On licensing and registering guns, Helmke says, they are "being realistic" in recognizing "there's no support for pushing that forward at this stage." His thoughts on the candidates' ducking questions on the D.C. gun ban? "They're politicians, and most politicians on tough calls do not answer." . . .
I believe the Second Amendment was meant to assure individual citizens the right to keep and bear arms.
I also favor some restrictions of who can own and keep guns and the type of guns involved. But with more than 20,000 gun laws already on the books in this country, I don’t think we need still more laws.
BTW – Does everyone agree that some of the places with the strictest gun laws are also places where guns are most easily available to criminals? I’m thinking DC and NYC, for example.
And no, Obama supporters, I don’t think I’m a bitter person. I don’t even think I’m a “typical white person”, whatever that’s supposed to mean.