There’s no stopping the National Rifle Association, the most powerful lobbying bloc in the nation. No one has exploited the cult of conservative victimhood quite like the NRA, which starts every fundraising letter with “the Second Amendment is under assault …” Meanwhile, their plan to transform America into a 21st Century version of the Wild West, where everyone is packing everywhere — churches, schools, bars — comes closer to fruition.
Gun-ownership advocates are filing lawsuits in courts across the U.S., hoping to get rulings that people have a constitutional right not only to keep firearms in their homes, but to carry them in public.
The suits could affect the direction of gun-control legislation for years to come. Two recently filed suits in Illinois are among a handful that could ultimately provide the U.S. Supreme Court its next opportunity to clarify the rather murky outlines of the Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms.
Democrats barely discuss gun control anymore, and Republicans, eager to placate the nuts that have taken over their party, dare not refuse the NRA.
Before long all Americans will be required to carry a gun, a la Kennesaw. What the NRA wants, the NRA gets.