I'd say more than half of the things done in D.C. are to further SOMEONE's political aspirations. EVERYONE wants to get re-elected to those cushy jobs.
I agree, this is getting pretty political, and we are definately not going to solve the world's problems here on a gun forum, nor are we going to change anyone's mind about much of anything.
So what gun do does everyone want Santa to bring them for Christmas?
I just ordered my Christmas gift.
S&W 686 6" .357 Deluxe 7 shot "TALO" edition:
I also sent in my check for my pocket beast, unfortunately it will be a couple months until it's ready to ship: I got on the list early and was about number 180. They have a few hundred left on the preorder list before they can start selling to the public. Everyone that has received one though really loves the way it shoots, very little perceived recoil with the rotating barrel design, and your hand right under the chamber. And it comes with 2 magazines. That's nice as who knows how long before mags. Bobergarms.com has all the info on it if you're curious. It's frame is strong aluminum, which makes it a little heavier than the PM9, but it's 1/3 inch longer barrel is supposed to add more FPS/FPE. It's not a cheap gun by a long shot. I think as he gets to making more of them and selling to the general public his price is going to have to come down to be competive. Although I think he's going to keep making small batches to keep it a rare and therefore pricey item.