I’m not so sure it’s a foregone conclusion. If a bunch of members of the Congressional Black Caucus vote against it, as well as some lefties and a smattering of conservatives, the deal could still go down. It really doesn’t take much.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More