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Once Again, Push for Gun Control Collides With Political Reality

Mar 01, 2018 - The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Here’s how significant things don’t get done in Washington even in a moment of crisis and opportunity.

The president throws out a hodgepodge of ideas, thoroughly confusing both sides about what he really supports. Senate Republicans, grappling for an answer that responds to public clamor but doesn’t alienate their conservative base, would prefer instead to focus on a small fix unlikely to satisfy many people even if it could overcome internal divisions. House Republica...