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*evil grin*

We’re winning. More importantly, they’re losing:

Congress may decide in conference to ease District of Columbia gun restrictions (H.R. 3058). The House will vote Wednesday on shielding gunmakers from liability suits (S. 397). And last year, Congress let the assault weapons ban (P.L. 103-322) expire.

It’s enough to make a gun-control advocate quit.

“It’s not an easy job to get up every day and duke it out with the gun lobby,” Michael Barnes, president and CEO of the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said Tuesday, “but it’s very important.”

Barnes resigned this week.

He conceded that his side of the gun debate is faring poorly on Capitol Hill, but said that’s not the whole lobbying picture. “In many states throughout the country, things are moving in our direction,” he said.

Go have a celebratory drink or two. I will.

3 Responses to “*evil grin*”

  1. Resistance is futile! Says:

    Carnival of Cordite #35

    It’s that time of the week once again… gather ’round for the 35th Carnival of Cordite! It’s a weekly hodgepodge of posts from around the blogosphere dedicated to guns, shooting, hunting, defense, and the law and politics of the Second

  2. SayUncle » Blog Archive » It’s the law and what next? Says:

    […] That said, what now? What’s next on the agenda? While the antis are down, will the gun lobby press the advantage or lay low? Not sure. Part of me wonders if getting aggressive would lead to opportunities for the press to continue its vilification of the gun lobby. Another part says: kick their bitchy little asses. Quite a conundrum. […]

  3. SayUncle » Look on the bright side Says:

    […] Meanwhile, I am happy to report that JoinTogether has apparently has stopped peddling anti-gun hysteria and closed their gun violence site (it’s just an archive now). The Million Moms are down to like, what, 24 members now? And Michael Barnes of the Brady Camp has supposedly quit, even though his name shows up on the Machine Gun Sammy press release. Good times, people, good times. […]