There was vivid and wrenching testimony at yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on new gun safety regulations, starting with former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut and Navy Capt. (ret.) Mark Kelly. Both made the case for bold action on military-style assault weapons and background checks, among other common-sense proposals.
Then it came time for the National Rampage Association's Chief Loon Wayne "Bullets for Babies" LaPierre to claim that no blame for gun violence should be placed on....guns. Reciting NRA leadership's radical, obscene talking points, which should have become discarded after Newtown, his bottom line was regulations on guns don't work (so let's regulate video games, Hollywood movies, and people with mental illness?). B for B's position against universal background checks -- at gun shows particularly -- is at odds with some 90% of Americans, and even with his own NRA membership. Fortunately, he got caught in a flip-flop by Michigan Dem Sen. Carl Levin, who made Bullets for Babies look like the lying, hypocritical buffoon that he is.