Quote of the Day: Riding the Storm Out Edition

“One should be careful not to underestimate the power of the opposition. It’s true that the National Rifle Association poured money into last year’s election only to see President Obama — and many other NRA targets — prevail. But rumors of the NRA’s demise are greatly exaggerated. It remains a potent force, with strong grass-roots organizations across the country and big campaign coffers that it will continue to use in state and federal elections. Calls for leaders to show “political courage” in the face of this strength are not enough. Unless we create a counterweight, gun rights advocates trying to ride out outrage over Newtown may succeed.” – John McCarthy and Glenn Ivey in The path forward on gun violence [via washingtonpost.com]