A few days ago, we told you that Senator Rand Paul was trying to amend a post office bill to allow people to carry guns in post offices.  Grass roots calls and letters to members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee had the desired effect, and the amendment was defeated. A different amendment, however, passed, allowing guns to be carried on some post office property, but not in the post offices. The issue is not dead, as Senator Paul plans to bring it to the full Senate.  Read coverage in thehill.com, that demonstrates both Democrats and Republicans found the issue to be a political distraction unrelated to the real work at hand:

Senator John Tester (D -Montana): “I don’t know that I’ve ever had somebody come up to me and say, ‘It’s really important that I get to carry my gun into a post office.’ And Montana is a very gun rich state. . . .Let’s not kid ourselves: This is about politics. It’s about 100 percent politics.”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R- California): “The problem with the post office is excess capacity and inefficiency. It’s not a Second Amendment issue.”