I'm watching the liberal and MSM (but I'm redundant) narrative writhe and shift as it becomes obvious that the "national debate" on gun control is a non-starter. Doesn't mean we don't have a potential feces hurricane, but we've been through this before. What I've been seeing over the last day or so is a shift in the attack from the guns to " large amounts" of ammunition purchased over the Internet.
I think the spinners for Brady and VPC realize if they go hard at "assault weapons" sooner or later the MSM is going to have to point out that the AR platform is the most popular and best-selling rifle in America. And unlike 1993, when ARs and other black rifles, were relatively rare, they're now as common as 10/22s. It's one thing to demonize guns that most people have only seen in war movies, a different thing when you're talking about a gun in widespread circulation. Sales of the AR platform guns has been staggering in the last few years. The big AR makers are still hugely back ordered already...in short, the AR has become more than any other gun in the last 50, heck, maybe 100 years "America's gun." In 1993, the antigun politicians were able to essentially divide and conquer...essentially, the mainstream of gun owners weren't willing to go to the mattresses for something they weren't familiar with. That is exactly opposite of the situation today. We are on the same page, all of us.
Interestingly enough, I've seem some wire reports saying that B-HO himself may be planning a speech on guns. Cool. It's an election year, and the Republican line is going to hold. At least until November.