For liberals in Washington, the matter over the Second Amendment and gun control is considered such a radioactive issue, they keep a tight lip on the subject. Even the mere hint at possibly supporting the slightest kind of regulation of firearms and/or firearm-related items is considered to be the equivalent of cracking open Pandora's Box a bit for a peek. They still remember the lesson they learned the hard way from voters in 1994 and 2000.
However, with the election of perhaps the most anti-gun President in American history and both houses of Congress under the control of solidly anti-gun politicians, I suspect the liberals will be a little more open when talking about the Second Amendment. Of course, repeating myself here, they still remember 1994 and 2000 (especially 1994, if you get my meaning).
Wanting to make sure they don't sound like the gun-grabbing boogeymen they actually are, you now have politicians like Nancy Pelosi pointing out she doesn't want to take our guns away; she just wants them registered.
Dave Workman, a stellar advocate of the Second Amendment (and co-author of a superb book on the importance of self-defense), wrote a column earlier this week about Nancy Pelosi and her frankness on wanting gun registration, something that, for some unknown reason, just slipped under the media's radar (can you believe that?).
We who strongly support the Second Amendment in its traditional sense know we are already in the middle of a major battle to ensure our rights as stated in that very amendment are preserved. Hopefully, what will happen is a repeat of 1994 in the sense that Democrats will let fly a few of their frank opinions about firearms between now and 2010, and we, the voters, will respond by voting them out of their seats.
Let us continue to fight the good fight in defense of the Second Amendment.