Originally Posted by notorious
Yep, they are not only smart, they also want to be re-elected.
Gun control is a subject that can turn a democrat against his party.
That's what happened to the Ds after the last assault weapons ban was passed. They lost their seats.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison