At the Lewiston Tribune, Opinionator Marty Trillhaase cheers ... Congressman Raul Labrador:
"He's pro-gun and has an A rating from the National Rifle Association to prove it. But give him credit for being flexible in his response to the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Last week, Boise talk radio host Nate Shelman raised the topic in response to President Obama's plan to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines while also closing the gun show loophole on background checks. "The only thing that I am open to is, I have been thinking a lot about the background checks," Labrador said. "I need to study that issue a little bit. I need to hear from my constituents on how they feel about it. We can talk about having more effective background checks." Complete Cheers & Jeers column here.
Question: Do you support more effective background checks for individuals seeking to purchase guns?