Sunlight Foundation takes a look at the Senate debate over gun control, and it assigns numbers to some of the key Senators, where 10 is likely to support gun control and 0 is unlikely to support gun control. I was interested to see that it has our own senator, "Katrina" Mary Landrieu rated with a score of 8.71 of 10 possible, as supporting gun reform.
I doubt their numbers. Senator Landrieu knows that gun control is a non-starter in Louisiana, and she's going to face re-election in 2014. Mary knows, or should know, that a vote for gun control would be a huge distraction during her re-election campaign. Louisiana is probably the most gun-friendly state in the Untion. We recently expanded gun rights by amending our state Constitution and we now have some of the best gun laws in the country. Louisiana also hosts a television show, Swamp People, where folks routinely use firearms for pleasure, sustenance, and business. Louisiana is very gun-friendly.
I've accused Mary Landrieu of a lot of things, but I've never accused her of being stupid. Mary knows that the Second Amendment is strong in Louisiana and we believe that those rights are sacrosanct. If Mary votes against us, she may as well retire from politics before we retire her from politics.