Thursday, April 19, 2007

"Don't Hold Your Breath..."

More good news for us, this just posted on NEWSWEEK from Howard Fineman:
Gun Control? Don’t Hold Your Breath

The shooting spree in Virginia will trigger the usual round of calls for tighter restrictions on gun traffic. But politically, that dog likely won’t hunt, even now.

April 17, 2007 - I don’t know what I was thinking. It seemed to me that the gruesome tragedy at Virginia Tech might prompt a new wave of legislation—not just talk but legislation—to limit the sale of handguns in America. But a few calls and e-mails to people who know the politics of the issue led to a different conclusion: forget about it.

Whatever the rest of the world thinks, whatever Rosie O’Donnell thinks, whatever big city mayors, present and former, think—it remains unlikely that the murder of 32 innocents in Blacksburg will alter the basic guns-for-all equation of American life.
Read the whole thing — KNOW YOUR ENEMY!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the link. I love it when the anti-gun types lament their political impotence.