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April 10, 2013

NRA to Oppose Toomey/Manchin Deal

Some are calling this a political fig-leaf for Democrats-- something that accomplishes nothing and thus gives Democrats (and some Republicans) some political cover while not actually doing much of anything.

Even if that were the case, let us remember that when laws are drafted, the Democrats frequently insert contradictory/nonsensical parts into them, which demand to be "fixed" later legislatively, or which serve as an open invitations to judges to interpret them -- if you've written a law that's calculatedly insensible and unworkable, the courts really do have to come in and "fix" your "errors," or else they have a law that just can't be read to make sense.

Which way do you imagine they'll fix that?

I think I know. I think the NRA does too.

Someone connected with the legislative work of Republicans complained to me about this long ago-- either the Republicans simply don't recognize Judicial Interpretation Traps in the laws they write (or that Democrats insert), or they're doing it deliberately, to get the courts to do what they themselves want done but don't dare do themselves. So they can rail about the courts intruding into legislative affairs while secretly having assisted in that outcome.

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