Writing in The Daily Beast today, Michael Tomasky analyzes the chances of getting an assault weapons ban and expanded background checks from Congress, which presently is mired in gridlock. Tomasky supports strict gun control laws and castigates Democrats from red states for failing to support current gun control proposals.
But Tomasky's theory about why these particular Democrats are reticent about supporting such laws is fundamentally flawed. He blames it on the NRA, stating that the Democratic senators from the red states are "terrified of the NRA."
Tomasky notes that in the states where Democratic senators are most reluctant to vote in favor of gun control, the NRA is very strong. And while that may be a factor in the mix, it is certainly not the only factor nor the main one.
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