The second amendment
BARACK OBAMA has been pretty supportive, or at least not actively hostile, to the second amendment, right? Wrong, wrong, wrong if you are the National Rifle Association. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando this morning Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive vice president, had an audience jumping to their feet and vowing to protect the right to bear arms from a lying, conspiring White House.
Oh yes, concedes Mr LaPierre, Mr Obama says he supports the second amendment. He hasn't actually done anything—yet—to restrict the right to bear arms. But this is just "lip service", "a pure political calculation" and a "conspiracy".