Pret-ty snea-ky, Senator: GOP tries to conceal weapons in credit-card reform bill


In a move that has drawn criticism, confusion, and more than a few comments about strange bedfellows, the Senate recently voted 67-29 to add a gun-rights amendment to a consumer credit-card bill. The provision, which was authored by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla), requires national parks to abide by state gun laws and would allow park visitors to carry concealed weapons.

Drawing a connection between credit-card reform and pistol-packing park visitors is nearly impossible. "I would have preferred that matter to be left to another bill," said Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), the bill's primary sponsor. Dodd added: "I hate to see us lose this opportunity to make a difference with credit-card reform."