Dan Froomkin: Assault Weapons Immune From Post-9/11 Security CrackdownQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|When it comes to individual rights or reasonable expectations that Congress considers negotiable in the pursuit of safety, the ability to purchase military-level firepower seems off the table. Thanks to devoted lobbying by the National Rifle Association, and the Republican Party's use of guns as a highly politicized wedge issue, even the feeblest attempts at restricting weaponry are dead on arrival in Washington.|
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