May 19, 2009
Discussion Topic: On Obama And Gun Control
By Dave Hurteau
From Politics Daily:
This should be a time of great hope for supporters of stricter gun control laws. They've got a new president on their side, a Congress dominated by Democrats, even a terrible string of shootings this spring that should lend urgency to their cause.
Instead they're facing discouraging signals from the White House, falling support for tighter regulation, spikes in gun sales and a resurgent National Rifle Association. Just the prospect of new federal limits on guns has sent enthusiasts rushing to buy guns and join the NRA.
Are you encouraged that gun-control does not seem to be at the top of President Obama’s to-do list—at least so far? That more democrats seem reluctant to fight hard for gun control? Or do you feel it’s unwise to let down your guard?