It’s a bad day for the leftists of the world at war with the Constitution.
They say they are at war with the NRA, but the NRA is nothing more than regular Americans seeking to protect and defend civil rights!
The gun control fanatics are losing in the political realm, ,and in the cultural realm as well!
On the political front
Some of the many 20 Democrat U.S. senators from states where guns are quite popular are feeling the heat and very skittish about supporting President Barack Obama’s war on gun rights.
Keep in mind as you’re reading it that if they aren’t enthusiastically supporting it, they are a “no” vote for gun control.
Vulnerable Senate Democrats balk at Obama’s gun control measures
(The Hill) – Some vulnerable Senate Democrats are balking at President Obama’s new push on gun control, reflecting the tough position many will be in if Congress takes up major firearms legislation.
Shortly after Obama unveiled the details of his policy, a number of Democrats from conservative, heavily rural states who are up for reelection in 2014 indicated they’re likely to oppose the measures.
The responses indicate how tough it will be for any legislation to move through Congress — and how tricky an issue it is for some rural-state Democrats facing reelection.
Here’s a rundown of what some of those Democrats had to say about the proposals:
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that he’s not eager to pass new gun control legislation.
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) told a local television station that he opposed the proposals.
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) indicated he was hesitant about supporting new legislation.
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) said on Tuesday, before the proposals came out, that he didn’t want to see a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) was cautious regarding whether or not she supported the proposals, though she said she would look at the proposals with “an open mind.”
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) similarly didn’t take a concrete stance on Obama’s proposals, though she sounded slightly more open to new legislation.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who hails from a left-leaning but heavily rural state, said during a meeting in Minnesota that he supported some of the measures but didn’t immediately weigh in on Obama’s calls for an assault weapons ban. Franken staffers later pointed out that he’s long supported renewing the assault weapons ban.
Losing the cultural war
From a cultural point of view, the gun haters are losing too. Yesterday, we discussed how they are losing the young people – a great majority say they plan to become gun owners after college. Today, there’s a high-profile story of how liberals are embracing the fun and excitement of gun ownership.
How Gun Culture Won Over Liberals
(BuzzFeed.com) – On a Sunday morning a couple years ago, Brooklyn journalist Foster Kamer and a few of his “particularly liberal” blogger friends decided to skip brunch and hit the shooting range instead.
“We said, hey, let’s do something ridiculous,” he recalled. “Let’s go shoot guns.”
They chose the nearest site they found, a range that operated out of a basement in midtown Manhattan. “The first thing that happened when we got there was we heard some guy hammering away at a target with what sounded like a cannon. It was just in such tight quarters. It kind of freaked us out.”
It didn’t keep them away, though.
One 30-minute gun safety lesson and a few bucks later, Kamer and his friends were blasting away at their own targets — the first of many. “Sometimes we go bowling, sometimes we eat together, and sometimes we go shooting,” he said. “It’s something to do.”