Congress goes for its guns

The New York Times, 9.15.17

The gridlock in Congress has been so bad that there’s even been a shortage of insane gun bills.

Really, there’s nothing we anticipated from the Trump era more than a flood of totally irrational legislation on behalf of the gun lobby. And right at the start, Congress came through with a new law expanding Americans’ ability to purchase weapons despite severe mental impairment. Exactly the kind of thing we were expecting! But since then, there’s been kind of a lull.

Until this week, when a House committee approved a bill making it much easier to buy gun silencers. 


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