Still not getting it
The political power of the gun lobby was formidably displayed this month when a majority of the nation’s lawmakers — 55 Senators and 250 House members — signed on to a legal brief urging the Supreme Court to strike down the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns.
The gun lobby scored an even bigger coup when Vice President Dick Cheney signed the same brief — a remarkable move that put him at odds with the administration’s own position before the Supreme Court.
You see, it’s always the gun lobby. It’s never that, you know, these congresscritters are pro-gun or that they come from pro-gun constituencies. Or that most people are, generally, pro-gun. It’s always about the power of the gun lobby. It can never be otherwise lest the fragile little world views of the New York Times Editorial Board come crashing down.