Your long suffering reporter lost all respect for the American Republicans many years ago but they just seem to come up with new ways to surprise me!
On the question of gun control everyone seemed to agree that people on the 'no fly' list we suspected terrorists, and they shouldn't be allowed to buy guns. Even the GOP agreed with this law ...., but when it came time to vote for it they refused because it was the Democrats who had proposed it!
Let me explain that a little more clearly for anyone who happens to be a little mentally challenged: The Republicans agreed that suspected terrorists shouldn't be allowed to buy guns, BUT, because it was a Democrat initiative, they said NO!
The outright hubris, combined with a healthy dose of ignorance from this group of Neanderthals is beyond comprehension folks, Fortunately, we have a name for this type of behaviour ........, although there is no known cure! (In other words, YA CAN'T FIX STUPID - Ron White)
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled persons suffer illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a meta-cognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their own ineptitude and evaluate their own ability accurately.I don't know what the end result of this election is going to be bunky, but if the American public is crazy enough to elect the Republicans ......, they will only get what they deserve!
Their research also suggests corollaries: highly skilled individuals may underestimate their relative competence and may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others.The bias was first experimentally observed by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University in 1999. They postulated that the effect is the result of internal illusion in the unskilled, and external misperception in the skilled: "The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others." (Stupid people aren't as smart as they think they are, while smart people are smarter than they think they are!)