By Tom Knighton
The midterm elections are over, which now leads to the analysis of those results. Talking heads (or writing heads, as the case may be) will pontificate endlessly over just what those numbers mean, as each side’s most die-hard partisans will take them as proof that their party is ultimately victorious.
For example, we have yet another op-ed that claims the results are proof that the National Rifle Association’s influence is waning.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. It’s the mantra of the National Rifle Association, and a certainty for those who would brook no incursion into Second Amendment rights and definitely no gun control measures, no matter how small or “sensible,” as they are often described by those who propose them.
When children were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, and federal legislation that would strengthen background checks went nowhere, gun control advocates despaired. If the murder of children failed to crack the gun lobby, what would?
But real-life events and political surprises indicate that the landscape might be changing. And the work of groups such as the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bradycampaign.org/" …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms