New Hampshire Democrat: Republicans ‘Pistol-Whipped’ On Gun Control

By Tom Knighton

Some people argue that there are very few constants in the universe, that everything changes over time. However, those who say that really don’t pay too much attention to politics, especially as it relates to gun laws. There you’ll find plenty of constants, things that never seem to change regardless of the people involved.

One prime example is how anti-gun politicians always equate opposition to so-called “common sense” regulations to cowardice.

New Hampshire Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn says he will file a bill to ban “bump stocks” for guns if his House counterpart cannot muster support to introduce a similar proposal.

Gun debate continues after the mass shooting in Las Vegas that claimed 58 lives and left hundreds injured last week. Woodburn questions if debate will occur at all in Concord.

He vented frustration at the GOP today on NHPR’s call-in program The Exchange. (Listen to the show here.)

“How can we find middle ground?” Woodburn said. “We do that every day in politics. That’s what we do. That’s what we’re supposed to do. But this issue is so polarized and the Republicans have been pistol-whipped – fear of retribution if they even talk about gun control.”

Every. Single. Time.

That’s because anti-gun Democrats can’t fathom the idea that anyone would oppose gun control on any grounds other than being absolutely terrified of the NRA.

It’s not remotely possible, in their mind, that a politician might have read the last bit of the Second Amendment that reads, “the people’s right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” and took that to heart. It can’t possibly be that they understand all new gun laws will do is negatively impact those who have done nothing wrong. It can’t even be that they understand a ban on Click to see the original article