Because it is impossible to disagree with Chuck Schumer based upon principle.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested that may members of the National Rifle Association reject his gun control proposals because they have “dumb” ideas about the meaning of the Second Amendment.
“There are reasonable limitations,” Schumer said yesterday on Meet the Press. “And some in the pro gun movement and the NRA in many instances doesn’t believe in any limitation at all. That is not unconstitutional. That just is dumb.”
The thing is that most of us do believe in reasonable limitations -- but we disagree what the boundaries of those limitations are. We also disagree with legislation that won't substantially impact the use of guns for criminal purposes but which will significantly burden the rights of law-abiding Americans. What we want is smart legislation -- and your proposals don't fit the bill, Senator.