May 27, 2009

THE TWO CONSERVATIVE PARTIES:

Democrats in power hand victories to NRA (S.A. Miller, May 26, 2009, Washington Times)

President Obama and his allies in Congress have given the gun lobby a string of victories - from forgoing new gun laws to easing restrictions already on the books - since Mr. Obama took office and Democrats assumed complete command of political power in Washington.

Democratic leaders in Congress tend to support more restrictive gun laws but have yielded on the issue since a majority of their rank-and-file members increasingly side with the National Rifle Association (NRA) when votes involve the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 27, 2009 6:16 AM
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