After Mid-Terms, Looks Like More of the Same in Gun Politics

Well, it turns out that the promised “Red Wave” tsunami of Republican candidates sweeping to office in this month’s mid-term election cycle ran out of steam just shortly past the high tide mark.

As the smoke clears a week later, the tabulations across the country leave the U.S. House in the likely very narrow (like 222 seat majority when 218 are needed to control) possession of the Republicans while the U.S. Senate, which had been very narrowly Democrat-controlled under a 50/50 power-sharing arrangement with the Republicans, will continue that way. In the end, it looks like a divided Congress along very narrow lines, which gives those lawmakers willing to cross party lines a lot of control.

With gun control usually partisan except for when it isn’t, you can expect the next two years to continue to roll on in a dysfunctional fashion– at least until 2024.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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