Judging from the hysteria of certain Senators and their lapdogs in the press, one might be justified in thinking that evil terrorists were all just walking down to the corner shop to legally purchase AK-47s and explosives. But the facts beg to differ.
Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and several cohorts recently stirred up a firestorm of controversy by attempting to exploit fears of terrorism in a blatant attack on due process and the right to keep and bear arms. Gun-rights groups from the National Rifle Association and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to Gun Owners of America all blasted his anti-constitutional legislation when versions were first proposed years ago. But unfortunately, he refuses to let it die.