Is Gun Control the New Third Rail in Politics?

Is Gun Control the New Third Rail in Politics?

For the longest time, social security has been considered the untouchable third rail of politics. But if 2013 has demonstrated anything it seems to be that the new third rail in American politics is gun control. 

Democrat lawmakers in Colorado passed draconian gun control in March, and by mid-September two of the lawmakers–senators John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo)–had been recalled. 

Moreover, earlier this week a third Colorado state senator who supported gun control–Evie Hudak (D-Westminster)–capitulated under recall pressure and plans to relinquish her office. 

On top of this, consider the miserable losses racked up by Virginia delegates supported by Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) in November. As Breitbart News reported on November 11, the NRA literally beat Bloomberg-backed delegates by a score of 65 to 2. 

And these pro-gun control delegate losses happened on the same day that the mainstream media seized on Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial victory to back their theory that gun control was the way to go. However, on the same day that McAuliffe won Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he “would love to bring” gun control back up but he can’t get Senators to support it. 

On top of these factors, Jennifer Kerns and Free California are planning to bring recalls to California similar to those that were so successful in Colorado. 

Gun control is a third rail in politics and the GOP would be wise to make Democrats own attempts to infringe upon the Second Amendment in 2014. 

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.