From the New York Times, Barbara Boxer comments on the clout of the NRA:
â€œIt is a shame,â€ said Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California. â€œBut you have to come to a realization around here that at this point in time, the N.R.A. gets the votes,â€ she said referring to the National Rifle Association.
â€œEither you are going to bring down the whole Senate and never do anything or you or going to swallow hard and say, â€˜I will just vote my conscience on those amendments and speak out until people get a hold of their senses,â€™Â â€ Mrs. Boxer said.
It must be painful for them.Â I would say I feel sorry for them, but I don’t really.Â What a pity your little plan to trash part of the Bill of Rights is falling on difficult times.Â It’s difficult times for everyone, right?