Well, he did once say, “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress.” The One and Sarahcuda, in agreement at last!

Her point will be angrily denied, of course — “we support the rights of hunters to carry muskets!” — but does anyone seriously think there wouldn’t be some interesting new limits on self-defense weapons like handguns if our enlightened leadership had its way? Europe is our new model society, right? Well, Europe knows how to deal with its “bitter clingers.”

Two clips, then, from today’s speech to the NRA, the first about gun-grabbing and the second about — well, you’ll see. Oddly enough, Sarahcuda neatly explains here why I’ve never joined or even understood righty panics about The One banning guns: It would be political suicide. He’d alienate untold millions of blue-collar Democrats, not to mention practically all of the remaining Republicans who are somewhat well disposed to him. You could dump the Second Amendment tomorrow and even then, I think, this would remain an exceedingly low legislative priority. Americans love their guns and the Democrats know it only too well. So why panic?

Exit question: Which bitter-clinging wingnut once said this of Barry O? “If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.” Answer here!