The anti-gun provisions in the 2013 budget may be Obama's way of pandering to the left, but is there any doubt that those provisions would be rammed through if there was a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress after the November elections?
We're getting an eensy bit close to straight politics, but as a matter of strategy, it's worth discussing. Simply put, I expect few if any seats to pass to legislators sympathetic to gun control in the next election. I think we're good on that for now.
My concern is for representatives who don't read the small print, or who vote for a bill with these provisions because it gets them something they want for their constituents. This is where acting locally and keeping in touch with our legislators becomes vital.