Tom Harkin is one of those idiots whose ability to get reelected gives me a low opinion of the electorate. He's exactly the sort of politician who ought to be run out of town on a rail, not elected to high office. He just went on record saying we don't have a spending problem. Our economy is stalling, our credit's been downgraded, and looks to be again, and we borrow nearly half of every dollar we spend. But we don't have a spending problem. His stance on guns is no different and no better. He's ignorant on the subject, and seems neither interested in or even capable of being educated about them. He's too doctrinaire. Like Feinstein, Schumer, Boxer, Lautenberg, and a few others, he's a lost cause. There's no question you can ask him that will make a difference, nor anything you can say. His mind's made up and no one here is going to change it. He'll support the most draconian anti-gun legislation that comes up for a vote. It strikes me as wiser to focus time, effort and money elsewhere, where it might have some effect.