American Idiots: Guns in Congress is as Dumb Today as it was in 1842

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity … in short, the period was so far like the present period that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

In the wake of the sacking of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of modern-day seditionists, several Republican…