Actually, i'm not a fanatic, and my posting history here shows it. I consider that you have a serious blind spot when the issue comes to gun control. Several years ago, i made a remark about gun nuts, and you immediately took offense, and asked if i were referring to you. As it happened, i wasn't, but i told you it was definitely a case of if the shoe fits . . .
The issue of gun control is so divisive, and the power of the NRA is so great, that it is ludicrous to suggest for a moment that Mr. Obama has any influence, any control no matter how limited one might allege it to be, over members of Congress on this issue. No member of Congress is going to vote for a gun control measure, or against a gun control measure, knowing that his or her constituency holds the opposite opinion. No member of Congress is going to foolishly attract the negative attention of the NRA on such a measure, knowing that organization to wield great influence in his or her constituency.
To have said that there is a certain perception of the Obama administration, which y0u considered justified
, was at the least intellectually irresponsible, if not actually evidence of an irrational attitude on your part toward gun control. I'm not fanatic on this issue. I've stated many times that i'm not opposed to gun ownership, nor am i opposed to gun control legislation. I have repeatedly stated that i think it would be a good thing if handguns were banned, but that i'm not fool enough to think that that will ever happen. It is my estimation that you are far more of a fanatic on this issue than am i. That being said, i don't consider you to be very much of a fanatic. If you wish to portray me as a fanatic, help yourself. I've greatly enjoyed heaping sarcasm on your silly statement, and am willing to do so again, if it comes up again.