There Will Be No Gun Legislation After Las Vegas

There’s speculation among the Twitterati that the GOP might entertain some minimal movement toward rational gun policy after Las Vegas. These pundits presumably don’t live in the South. There will be no gun legislation at all in the wake of Las Vegas. That’s my prediction.

The gun issue, as these writers either haven’t figured out yet or have forgotten, isn’t a policy issue. It’s one of the two defining cultural issues of the white working class. The other one is abortion. The GOP will not do a damn thing ever to address either issue as policy, absent some paroxysm of rationality among independents and the center-right in the next few elections that scares the Republicans more than they are now cowed by the evangelicals and good old boys of the Trump base.

Them’s just the facts. And you can take that to the bank.