The politics here, however, are hardly inevitable; in fact, many signs point the other way.
The good thing about social media is it allows people to air their opinions publicly and immediately with no filter. The bad thing about social media is that it allows people to air their opinions publicly and immediately with no filter.
Whether this stunt will backfire on gun-control advocates remains to be seen, but it’s perhaps telling that only five of the most extreme anti-gun members of the Senate were willing to sign onto the filing.
Those who don’t know New York state, as opposed to “the city that never sleeps,” might be surprised to learn that U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) old House district (NY 20) is mostly a bucolic mix of rolling hardwood hills and small towns separated by apple orchards, cornfields and horse farms.
In a December 2000 interview with CBS’s Dan Rather, President Bill Clinton, fresh off Al Gore’s defeat in the presidential election, acknowledged, “I don’t think there’s any doubt that, in at least five states I can think of, the NRA had a decisive influence … .”
Efforts by the U.S. House of Representatives reveal true motives for Second Amendment rights.