No, it's like someone already said... A vote for Kerry WOULD mean a new AWB, 100% chance (unless there was a leftest and RINO-free congress as well) A vote for Bush MIGHT mean a new AWB. A vote for a third party, in the last election at least? Would have been a vote for either of the above. Too much like a flip of a coin for my tastes. With Hillary and Obama and McCain and Guliani :barf getting on opposite sides of the ring in 08.... We NEED a STRONG-PRO-2A third party candidate! Go Ron Paul! Heck, go Michael Savage, if that's what it takes to WAKE UP the Republican Party and tell the RINOs to get smart or get OUT! Because: is 100% the truth! Not EVERY Republican is a RINO (my Rep, Patrick McHenry would never vote for this AWB), but when our senior leadership (like Bush) is... You are quite right, and I was saying the exact same thing after the elections. We need to figureatively "bury the hatchet" in the ANTI'S heads, not each others'! Though when I said that, everyone who said they'd vote for Democrats because they were "scared" of gun control and wouldn't bring it up til/if they won the White House hadn't been proven dead wrong at the time either... And hey....maybe, just maybe, they still HAVEN'T. Maybe the "blue dogs" like Heath Shuler will come to our rescue and layeth the smacketh down on this bill, and live up to their "moderate" campaign promises.... If that happens, and happens EVERY time the far-left Dems try more gun control...then I'LL eat crow.