The West Virginia Senator seems to be trying to reverse long-held assumptions about gun politics, in hopes of revising gun reform in the Senate later.
The Senator from Texas offers up a stream of misdirection and distortions about Manchin-Toomey.
Gun reformers see a long, hard slog ahead.
It's hard not to notice that those defending Ayotte's vote against Manchin-Toomey emphasis her support for background checks.
The fact that Republican Senators are still explaining their vote against Manchin-Toomey is alone a sign that they're on the defensive, at least to some degree.
A gun control advocate tells me that Senator Johnny Isakson indicated he may be open to changing his vote on Manchin-Toomey.
The gun control forces are not going away; the politics of this issue are shifting; and Obama is willing to play a long game.
President Obama is getting widely mocked by commentators and Republicans for using the phrase “permission structure” at his presser yesterday in the course of claiming that Republican officials are constrained from cooperating with him because their base would see it as a “betrayal.” So it’s good to have a Republican Senator on record confirming that […]
Kelly Ayotte takes a beating at a town hall meeting, and Jeff Flake slides in the polls.
In an unusual move, the NRA is running ads lending support to a Democrat -- Max Baucus -- even though the gun bill has already been defeated.