Senator Charles Schumer, D-NY, is not a stupid human being. Objectionable, perhaps, but possessing some impressive mental credentials, a perfect SAT score, class valedictorians, degrees with honors.
So he is other than dumb, and yet he says:
"Every senator is now going to have to say, whether they're for terrorists getting guns or against terrorists getting guns," Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer told reporters on Thursday.
With an articulated belch like that coming from his mouth, and with the possibility of stupidity off the table, what word might we use to describe him? The dead-accurate term "demagogue," comes to mind but is embarrassingly weak. The others immediately occurring to me are unprintable in a family-oriented blog such as this.
In fact, what every senator must decide is the extent to which we must go in make everyone feel good and safe and all.
A frightening number of them would say the boundary has been reached when every man, woman, and child in America is on a no-fly list. Which would be a no-weapon list, leaving every American defenseless against any actual terrorist strolling down the street.