You know who’s looking at this Tweet, and grinning?
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) January 8, 2016
A bunch of Republican Senators who are up for reelection. Forcing* Democratic candidates to embrace an F rating from the NRA is an excellent way for Democrats to lose a bunch of Senate races. Admittedly, the Democrats were going to lose ’em anyway, but it’s always nice to have a backup plan in place.
*There are places where being a full-fledged gun control activist is not a hindrance to one’s electoral processes. It’s just that typically those places don’t have incumbent Republican Senators representing them.