Keith Olbermann’s political donation was well spent.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords testified at gun control hearings today. This is the Sandra Fluke point of the “debate,” where style is overcoming substance. Gun violence is a bad thing, but guns are only a conduit. If an illegal gun can be used in multiple crimes and the police can’t find it, it means they are not able to find criminals, not that an evil weapon is being passed from person to person, like the Showtime series “Dead Man’s Gun.” As a live damaged individual, Giffords is much more valuable to the anti-gun movement than some dead kids. Did anyone today even mention the little girl killed the day Giffords was shot?
The administration is now bored with this issue. Andrew Cuomo already beat Obama to the punch, by passing speedy legislation that might make it a crime for a New York police officer to carry their service weapon right now. Then again, I have no problem with this. The ultimate goal of all gun legislation is to eventually disarm peace officers like in so many other countries. The cops in the US should be made to experience this early so they know not to argue for gun control. In Washington, DC, it’s even worse. Nothing would be better to the GOP than a bunch of Democrats voting for a gun ban and losing the Senate in 2014.
Many people thought gun control talk was premature in the hours after Sandy Hook. Democrats pushed ahead and in a month, the drive to act is dissipating. Gun control is less popular than Obamacare and that wiped out a quarter of Democrats in the House in 2010. Gun control and Giffords’ victimhood are serving Obama’s unrelated goal of avoiding his failed administration. We have a stagflation level of GDP now, headed for a double-dip recession. Even if gun control doesn’t pass, Americans may need to sell their guns for food pretty soon.