So, anti-gun forces are on the march in Pennsylvania with the help of our Governor, to rally Mayors around the state to make a final push to convince the legislature to infringe on that which shall not be questioned.
In Washington, where Joyce is funding a conspiracy against the federal and Washington constitutions in an effort to get folks fired up about gun control in that state.
In Virginia now, they are pushing to end preemption, hoping that the change in power in the Virginia Senate will lend them some good fortune.
What is it we’re witnessing here? My opinion: desperation. They have to score a victory, and with the Heller case looming, it’s more important now than ever. If they can show no political progress on the issue, and Heller wins, they are in a lot of trouble. Bryan Miller may be ho-hum about it, but I believe within the next year we have the opportunity, if we work hard and are vigilant enough, to end the current incarnation of the gun control movement.
Don’t get me wrong, gun control isn’t going away. But a Heller win will force advocates of it to change tactics. It could put us on the offensive in a big way, and they know it. The immediate practical significance of Heller might be slight, but it’s a huge rhetorical defeat for the gun control movement. I predict if Heller wins, within several years you’ll see new opponents on this issue, with different tactics and ideas, with the debate on terms more favorable to gun rights.