Well, Green Bay Press-Gazette, you've done it again: Used your wide-swath propaganda brush to paint the NRA as the villain in the defeat of the Manchin-Toomey amendment.
Your contention this amendment "would not have impinged on the Second Amendment rights of any law-abiding gun owner" is preposterous. It smacks of nothing more than a biased personal opinion the writer already held prior to putting it to paper.
Whoever on your staff wrote the garbage in your April 19 Our View section obviously didn't read the text of S. 649. I have; not just read it, but studied it. Your 200-word letter limitation prevents me from listing those sections of it that would have eviscerated the Second Amendment, but I would be glad to do that if you would print them in your Our View section.
The amendment did contain an interesting tidbit, though. It bails out the U.S. attorney general for such acts as the U.S.-to-Mexico gun-running debacle our current excuse for that title in Washington authorized more than a year ago, which led to the death of a border patrol agent, and for which he should be serving time in prison.