'The GOP mantra is pretty straightforward... guns belong everywhere. Look at the Cruz video where he shows how to cook bacon by wrapping it around the barrel of an assault rifle. (“Mmmm, machine gun bacon .”) Tomorrow morning, brew the coffee and shoot the breakfast. ' 'Back in January, Trump boasted he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters”? The sad truth is that Democrats don’t believe gun control is a winning issue. And the Republicans are so completely in bed with the N.R.A., the mattress is buckling.' ' Latest in the long, long line of Controversies We Weren’t Really Expecting: the right to bear arms at the Republican National Convention.The Secret Service instantly turned thumbs down. The presidential candidates, who are normally so rapturous about all things gun-related, refused to get involved.'