Obama's gun problem
My friend Jim Warner has a column on the subject.
In the meantime, the Demos keep digging. Their draft platform (pdf) at p. 43, states:
"We recognize that the right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition,
and we will preserve Americans’ continued Second Amendment right to own and use
firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation, but
we know that what works in Chicago may not work in Cheyenne. We can work together
to enact and enforce common-sense laws and improvements, like closing the gun show
loophole, improving our background check system and reinstating the assault weapons
ban, so that guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists or criminals."
OK, we got beat in Heller, want regulation anyway.
1) What works in one area may not work in another. Ah, they rediscovered federalism!
2) No they didn't. We want (national) bans on AWs and other national regulations. These are going to be imposed in Cheyenne, too. The federalism works only one way: stricter local laws are OK, less strict local laws are not.
Hat tip to reader Jack Anderson....