For John, BLUF: Don't expect major Federal action on guns. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From yesterday's edition of The Wall Street Journal was have a column by Ms Kimberly A Strassel, "Strassel: The Real Gun-Control Consensus: Despite the press's best efforts to parse his statements, Harry Reid has committed himself to nothing more than a 'thoughtful debate.'" Here is the lede:
The next time you hear a fellow American bemoaning the lack of Washington bipartisanship, tell him to cheer up. There is one issue on which Congress still resoundingly agrees: gun rights. Bear that in mind, too, the next time you read a story about the "new" political debate over gun control.On the other hand, Ms Strassel did pick Governor Romney to win with 289 electoral votes.
We do have New York Governor Cuomo advocating gun confiscation. That didn't work out so well at Wounded Knee. But Progressives are strong believers in American Exceptionalism. No, not the normal understanding of American Exceptionalism, but the belief that our Government could never, ever, turn against the People, going rogue in some way.
Hat tip to Neal.
Regards — Cliff