Sunday, January 27, 2013

Gun Control Update

CBS:
Feinstein: Assault weapons ban "an uphill climb"
Fox:
Feinstein: Gun control faces uphill climb on Capitol Hill
Obama suggests Republicans unwilling to compromise in gun control debate

The Republicans (quite rightly) cannot compromise without alienating their base. Democrats are leery of passing any sort of serious gun control because they remember what happened with the last AWB. No Republican can vote for gun control without serious consequences, and neither can any Democrat whose margin of victory among his (or her) constituency is low.