Gun lobby too big to fail
The Kansas City Star
The Obama administration was sent into full retreat, cursing the gun lobby for winning the latest effort at gun control.
The National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers, like some banks in the United States, have become too big to fail, and President Barack Obama and other gun control advocates are powerless against such forces. Even the Senate’s meager compromise proposal strengthening background checks for gun buyers went down in defeat.
The ban on assault weapons and ammunition clips also hit a wall.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting on Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., appeared to have been gun control advocates’ best chance at winning significant change. But the shock to the nation wasn’t enough to jar the too big to fail gun lobby.
Meanwhile, states like Kansas are passing laws, enabling colleges, universities and school districts to eventually allow designated employees to carry concealed weapons onto campus. That starts in 2017 in Kansas.
The too big to fail, too big to challenge gun industry keeps growing with each new liberal gun law.