Poised after last year's election to push back against the National Rifle Association's heavy firepower, the Democrats have in rapid order conceded ground on the gun issue. They've allowed concealed-carry weapons in national parks, considered easing gun restrictions in the District of Columbia, and turned back a campaign pledge on gun-record transparency.Well, yeah. They may be corrupt, but they're not stupid. The usual suspects are Sad Pandas, too:
For Democrats, reluctance to take on the gun lobby is tied to a desire to hold onto their majority in Washington as they pursue a progressive agenda on issues ranging from the economy to healthcare.
"Why people fear the NRA is something we're having an extremely hard time getting our hands around. Frankly, we're baffled," says Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in Washington.A story from that Right Wing trash network,