So, you remember Mark Pryor’s new (creepy) ad I told you about earlier today? The one that touts his “support” for the 2nd Amendment? Well, it seems that national Democratic groups are now touting the ad. This is pretty strange when you consider that they’ve been lobbying for the same measures that Pryor is speaking against.
Pryor’s ad claims that the gun control bill he recently voted against (Manchin-Toomey) would have done “nothing to prevent tragedies like Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, or even Jonesboro.” Strange, because the DSCC’s spokesman recently told The Hill that “his party’s commitment to expanding background checks for gun sales cannot be doubted.” By touting Pryor’s ad, is the DSCC now saying that their background check efforts would do nothing to prevent tragedies, but they’re fully committed to them anyway? I mean, that’s what I tend to think, but it seems a bit startling to see the DSCC admitting this.
Meanwhile, they’re still gathering petition signatures for background checks and lashing out at Republican supporters of the 2nd Amendment. What a strange world we live in.
If Democrats want to admit that their gun control plans are merely facades, that’s fine with me. I think the evidence pretty clearly shows that gun violence is down nationally and stricter gun control will not reduce gun violence. So again, I’m happy to have anti-gunners join the rest of us in reality, but perhaps we should all be a little disturbed by how long it’s taken them to get here.