Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 16, 2011.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Why Are the Democrats Misfiring on Guns?

The political fates of two very different items high on the liberal-progressive agenda this past week illustrate both the inherent limit of legislative action and the power of motivated and organized social movements backed by a powerful cultural narrative. The issues? Gays and guns: two hot-button wedge issues that have terrified left-leaning politicians for decades. […]