EVEN JAY DICKEY: Has rethought need for gun research.

  • EVEN JAY DICKEY: Has rethought need for gun research.

Ernest Dumas observes this week a remarkable softening of two committed gun nuts to the cause of unfettered access to murderous weaponry and blindess to their risks.

Even Mike Ross and Jay Dickey, once stalwarts for the NRA, now see the need for some limitations on weaponry and research into their dangers that could save lives, much as research into auto safety save lives.

Dumas knows better than to expect anything to happen, even with the impetus from the Connecticut school slaughter. In Arkansas, Dickey and Ross have been succeeded in Congress by the camo-clad gun toters, 4th District renter Tom Cotton of the Washington clubhouse of the Club for Growth, and the 2nd District’s Tiny Tim Griffin of Bald Knob. And NRA bag-carrier Asa Hutchinson is preparing to run for Arkansas governor.

Advertisement

Read Dumas’ full history on the jump.