Crisis management, Dem style
[...] The truth is that Democrats want to complain about gun control while avoiding implementation. They recognize that implementation of further gun control measures is politically unpalatable – Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) admitted as much today when she said on Fox News Sunday, “people haven’t rallied [around gun control],” and with the election coming up, “it’s a bad time to embrace a new subject.” This isn’t because Feinstein is a Second Amendment advocate. In fact, she explicitly said that the Holmes shooting wasn’t about “sick, demented individuals,” as Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) suggested; rather, said Feinstein, “people use these weapons because they can get them.”
When it comes right down to it, Democrats want to stump for gun control without weathering the political blowback. But when the time is right – after Obama’s possible re-election – they will push for it. And all they’ll need is another horrific event on which to hook their agenda.