After all the boasting and bragging on the part of the gun-rights advocates, I suppose it's a bit embarrassing that even in Tennessee they've had some difficulty.Facing criticism for failure to expand gun owner rights this year, Republican state legislators have established a task force to set an agenda for passage of pro-gun legislation next year.
All seven members of the Republican Caucus Firearms Task Force, appointed last week by House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, are outspoken proponents of Second Amendment rights.
Two of the members are Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, who unsuccessfully sponsored a "guns on campus" bill this year, and Rep. Josh Evans, R-Greenbrier, who has unsuccessfully sponsored "guns in cars" bills.
One of the proposals for next year is "Constitutional Carry," which is so unrealistic that only a couple of the most extremist gun-loving States allow it.
What's your opinion? If they can't even pass these types of laws in Tennessee, in the wake of the major "victories" of Heller and McDonald, and with the god-given 2nd Amendment protection behind them, what hope is there for the future of the gun-rights movement?
None, and I'll tell you why. The families and friends of the 100,000 victims of gun violence every year will continue to accumulate in numbers and power, year after year. The citizens at large, even the gun-owners among them will become more and more fed up with the inevitable cycle of gun flow into the criminal world and all its implications. The balance of the Supreme Court will change at some point.
Prediction: by the second half of Obama's second term, the gun-rights movement will be all but crushed by common sense and reasonableness.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.