Whatever else you want to say about the late Senator Frank Lautenberg the man was no friend to the Second Amendment. His last hurrah: the terminally ill politician made his way to the Senate floor to end a filibuster on expanded background checks (a.k.a., gun registration). Fortunately, Lautenberg’s attempt to leave a lasting legacy of civilian disarmament failed at the final furlong. Again, it was not for wont of trying. The list of “gun safety” press releases at the Senator’s now-defunct website is as long as it is shameful, lauding every kind of firearms-related restriction and ban known to man. Well U.S. Senators (which may or may not constitute an overlap). Anyway, New Jersey Governor Christie will now appoint an interim Senator. A Republican, no doubt. As with Christie, that may not mean what second amendment supporters want it to mean. Watch this space.