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July 27th, 2012
07:59 AM ET

Why are lawmakers so reluctant to address gun control? Ron Brownstein weighs in

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.

Filed under: 2012 election • Gun control
soundoff (One Response)
  1. GunShy

    Where is the Department of Homeland Security in the wake of the Aurora shootings? Terrorists could easily do exactly what the psycho did in the Aurora movie theater. The right wing gun advocates are in a real bind this time, because next time an intruder climbs through your window, there's no guarantee he won't be an armed-to-the-teeth terrorist ready to mow you and your family down with automatic gunfire. Why is this not being addressed in the media?

    July 27, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply

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