The Washington Post is sounding curiously like the Brady Campaign this morning:
Progress has been stifled thanks to the outsize power of the gun lobby and its lawmaker allies. Equally disturbing is Capitol Hill’s failure to revive the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 or to defeat the Tiahrt amendment, which limits public disclosure regarding where and when guns used in crimes were sold.
As a candidate, President Obama campaigned on a promise to push for the closing of the gun show loophole and a revival of the assault weapons ban. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said during his confirmation hearing that he supports both actions. How many more people must be killed, and how many more families and communities devastated, before they and the Congress act?
Yeah, Tiahrt is all about stopping mass killers.Â Got to stop those gun shows too, even though it’s not been said any of the killers ever used one.Â Assault weapons ban?Â Â Far better if they use far more deadly shotguns and rifles. Or gasoline and a match.