It’s probably foolish to hope that lawmakers will know about every topic that comes up before them in the form of legislation. The best we can realistically hope for, though, is that they’ll seek out good, unbiased information and use that to make an informed decision. To be fair, sometimes those decisions aren’t going to be what we want to see, but we don’t always get what we want.
However, I do think we have not just a right, but an obligation to point out when lawmakers are clearly drinking the bong water, and there’s no case that illustrates that more clearly than Delegate Mark Levine’s answer recently on assault weapons.
Here, let’s watch.