Column On Collapsing ‘Gun Lobby’ Just Wishful Thinking
By Tom Knighton
E.J. Dionne isn’t a fan of the Second Amendment. The long-time liberal columnist has penned plenty of op-ed columns in favor of gun control through the years. As such, it’s safe to say that what he wants is for the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun-rights groups to go the way of the dodo so he and his friends can ram through whatever regulations they want.
However, his latest column about the collapsing “gun lobby” smacks of little more than wishful thinking.
Sometimes, dramatic shifts in American politics go unnoticed. They are buried under other news or dismissed because they represent such a sharp break from long-standing assumptions and expectations.
So please open your mind to this: Taken together, the events of 2016 and the results of the 2018 election will be remembered as the beginning of the end of the gun lobby’s power.
Supporters of reasonable gun regulation have been so cowed by National Rifle Association propaganda over the last quarter century that we are reluctant even to imagine such a thing. No matter how many innocents are slaughtered, no matter how many Americans organize, demonstrate and protest, we assume the NRA and its allies will eventually overpower us.
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Source:: Bearing Arms