Op-Ed: Democrats show some common sense on guns

By Mike Hudson
Niagara Falls Reporter

Having been a registered Democrat since the Ford administration, I know
better than to say my party is a lead-pipe cinch in next year's
presidential election. If there is any way to screw it up, the Democrats
will find it.

The wretched candidacies of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis and John
Kerry provide ample evidence of that. I am happy, then -- and somewhat
amazed -- that in the wake of the recent massacre at Virginia Tech not
one of the Democrats vying for the 2008 presidential nomination sallied
forth to call for even more draconian gun-control laws.

...The issue has been a loser for the Democrats for nearly 40 years, since
the passage of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968. It was exacerbated
during the Clinton administration by passage of the Brady Handgun
Violence Prevention Act, popularly known as "The Brady Bill."

Both of these pieces of legislation have failed miserably, in that there
are more guns on the street today and gun crime is as high as it ever was.

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