Although we're still snow and ice bound here in Pinson, Alabama, I've received some anecdotal evidence by phone and email that the race is on to buy up high capacity magazines -- especially pistol mags -- in the wake of the Arizona killings. Yet Politico reports that as far as Congress goes, those fears may be overblown.
Those who have brought up gun control in light of the Tucson shooting have largely been the issue’s regular standard-bearers on Capitol Hill. Even gun-control advocates aren’t very optimistic about their chances. . .
Gun-control advocates hope that, because one of its own has become a victim, Congress will see things differently. But with a new, solidly pro-gun Republican majority in the House and a Senate stocked with red-state Democrats up for reelection, there are few indications of widespread conversion on the issue.