To some observers, gun rights were on the brink of going viral, and in a positive way, before last March. Gun ownership, gun culture, and the notion that the right to keep and bear arms is not merely an essential, but a normal part of regular civic life, were on the ascendant.
One could even point out that the extreme anti-gun stances in “Blue” America were a reaction to that ascendancy in most of the country.
Then came the twin pandemics – Covid and violence tolerated with a nudge and a wink by Blue city governments…
…and it would seem gun control has, itself, been shot in the foot.
It’s not all good news – given that Biden has pledged to be a gun grabber, Big Left may well see that this may be their last decent chance to disarm the nation.