Naturally, the mainstream media is just in love with this topic. First from the New York Times. Even the Dallas Morning News is jumping on board. Scripps is covering with the unbaised headline of “Gun lobby blocks efforts to stem border violence.”
This would be shaping up to be the ground we will do battle with our opponents. The question is, how do I feel about fighting on this ground? Very good. I can think of very few things that will drive your average NRA member and gun rights enthusiast into a seething rage than having ordinary folks’ gun purchases reported to the government because the Mexican Government can’t get its act together, and our government refuses to do anything about the border. In addition, ATF has no legal authority to do what they are requesting. It’s a blatant power grab, and one that will likely have congressional repercussions.
The media will hew and haw, but we’ll win this one, and we’ll have ammunition to use against the Administration come the 2012 elections.