ABOUT THOSE ‘REMEDIES’…. Reader D.C. emails to remind me of this infamous exchange, featuring Nevada’s defeated Senate candidate, Sharron Angle.

Angle: I feel that the Second Amendment is the right to keep and bear arms for our citizenry. This not for someone who’s in the military. This not for law enforcement. This is for us. And in fact when you read that Constitution and the founding fathers, they intended this to stop tyranny. This is for us when our government becomes tyrannical…

Manders: If we needed it at any time in history, it might be right now.

Angle: Well it’s to defend ourselves. And you know, I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies. I hope the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems.

Well, Angle lost, by an even larger-than-expected margin.

How worried should we be about a violent insurrection launched by GOP voters? With Reid winning, and Senate Democrats winning a majority for the third consecutive election cycle, are “Second Amendment remedies” on the table, or will the House Republican majority delay the overthrow of the U.S. government for another couple of years?

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