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.