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One Man Will Decide Washington’s Response to Gun Violence: Mitch McConnell

Aug 05, 2019 - The New York Times

WASHINGTON — For two decades, through Columbine, Virginia Tech, Newtown, Orlando, Las Vegas and the rest, mass shootings have provoked only scant action in Congress. Now, after horrific back-to-back massacres this weekend, people in both parties agree that one man could change that: Senator Mitch McConnell.

As President Trump urged national unity in the face of “racist hate” without endorsing broad gun control measures, Democrats and a handful of Republicans called on Monday for Mr. ...