Bourjaily: Nancy Pelosi and the AWB

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, not normally considered a friend to gun owners, may have killed the proposed Assault Weapon Ban renewal with one shot. Here's the full story from MSNBC.

Although an industry friend tells me that in her private life, Representative Pelosi actually knows one end of a gun from the other and enjoys target shooting, that's probably not why she opposes the ban. She wants to keep her Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, and she knows rural Democrats have a hard time running against the party's anti-gun record.