As Congress debates gun control, some say the security checks required to purchase a fully automatic weapon are an example of successful regulation. Though they are rarely in crimes, loopholes in the law are allowing more people to buy machine guns.
Eric: It's natural for people to forgive everything their own "team" does and complain about the minutae of the other "team's" faults. This has created an atmosphere where there is pretty much nothing a popular political figure can do to lose the vote of party loyalists on their own side. It's a lot easier to be duped by someone who presents himself as being your friend than one who appears to be your enemy. It's not fun, but it's important to fact-check your own side as much or more than you do the other guy. Just look at the plain facts here. One candidate wants non-partisan fact checkers at the debates. The other one does not, and doesn't even want the setup with a moderator that they both agreed to months ago. What does that tell you about which one plans to tell the truth and which one plans to lie?