In the interest of diversity, the Washington Post has themselves a token conservative columnist. I know, go figure. Anyway, Jennifer Rubin’s out with a Lettermanesque top ten list of reasons why the president’s losing on the whole gun control thing, federally speaking. You can check out the hit parade, here, including items like the fact that he simply overreached, opposition from members of his own party, his inability to sway anyone from the bully pulpit any more . . .
. . . the bummer that no one fears him in Congress and the inconvenient fact that nothing he’s advocating would have stopped the Newtown shooting. She even adds a hat tip to the NRA and its 4 million+ members for keeping the heat on.
All well and good as far as it goes, but for some reason, the power of an enumerated right enshrined in the Constitution gets no Rubinesque love. Or the fact that, even if everything on the CinC’s wish list were implemented, the only people who’d be disarmed — rather than the criminals the bill is ostensibly aimed at — would be law-abiding gun owners. Did we miss anything?