The controversial topic of gun control has taken center stage in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting, with politicians on both side of the aisle offering their perspectives on the issue.
Nevertheless, legislators remain reluctant to address the subject. When asked yesterday whether Congress would take up the issue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid replied, "With the schedule we have, we're not going to get into the debate on gun control. But I'm very happy. I'm glad the president made the statement because its' something that needs to be done. But we're not going to address gun control."
On Early Start this morning, National Journal editorial director Ron Brownstein weighs in on the power of the NRA and the difficulty in legislating gun control.