"Will the 2011 Senate be friendlier to the Second Amendment than the current Senate?"


Writing in the New Ledger, Independence Institute research director and Reason contributor David Kopel looks at what the upcoming Senate elections could mean for gun rights. It's a detailed piece, breaking down the possible results state by state. Here's a snippet:

Whatever the size of the pro-gun gains in the Senate, the Second Amendment may be worse off in the 2011-12 Senate if Charles Schumer or Dick Durbin are in charge. Anti-rights legislation would be assigned to committees where it will get favorable and highly-publicized hearings, and be ready for floor action if circumstances gave it a chance of passage.

Thus, a Republican gain of less than 10 seats, coupled with the defeat of Harry Reid, could leave Second Amendment rights in the Senate in a worse position than today.

Read the whole thing here.