HMM. IF THE DEMOCRATS WIN BACK CONGRESS, will it be because they dropped gun control as an issue?

Election season is indeed in full bloom. Yet I can’t help but notice that something is conspicuously absent from this year’s festivities: Charlton Heston.

It is almost impossible to fathom, but it seems that gun control has seen its last days as a big-ticket issue for elections. This is in no way to suggest that the issue has fallen out of favor with the Republicans’ largely gun-toting constituency. It merely reflects the fact that the Democrats have moved on to issues that actually mean something.

Well, Bill Clinton has said that gun control cost the Democrats control of Congress back in 1994, so it might make sense that getting away from the issue might help them get it back.

On the other hand, if the Democrats don’t sweep the Congress, Newsweek makes clear that it will be all John Kerry’s fault.

And speaking of Kerry, if you missed it this weekend be sure to check out this post by Austin Bay.