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.