(Via Says Uncle)
Let’s see how many “This is the hill I’m dying on!” comments I can get from the “Not a single inch!” and “The NRA sucks!” crowd.
From the bitty bit I’ve done at a state level, this sounds about right. Politicians on both sides are all about getting elected/re-elected, a little about doing the People’s Work, a smaller amount about representing the people who elected them and almost nothing about doing the right thing. A lobbyist, no matter who they represent, has to work within that reality.
And sometimes, the best you can do is fight a delaying action while hoping that the troops in the prepared positions behind you can hold when you fall back.