Ideology. Pragmatism. Logic. Which one of these doesn’t fit? OK, yes, ideology can fit in the mix—if it’s aligned with the other two. For example, disarming American civilians on ideological grounds is A) impractical and B) illogical. There are over a 300m guns in the Land of the Free. Civilian disarmament does nothing to increase the sum of human happiness (if you think about it). Dammit Spock! I’m a progressive not a liberty loving freak like you! It’s funny (peculiar) that Magpul’s decision to leave Colorado if the legislature bans possession of 30-round mags is the one thing that grabbed Gov. Hickenlooper’s attention. The same cannot be said for Dan Malloy. Connecticut’s anti-gun Governor hasn’t said a dickie-bird about legislation-related firearms-industry job losses. Then again, Remington. I guess we can add backbone (or lack thereof) to the list above.