Why you should be cynical about Congress’ ability to pass gun control legislation

by Chris Cillizza and Shania Shelton

The Point: McConnell is a master of saying what sounds like compromise but upon further examination is just a doubling-down on his previously held positions. This is a prime example.

“We have a Second Amendment to the Constitution. We take it seriously. There’s the right to keep and bear arms in this country,” McConnell said, according to CNN’s Ali Zaslav and Ted Barrett. “And so what I’ve done is encourage some bipartisan discussions that are going on. In fact, I just had a call with one of the members of it to see if we can find a way forward consistent with the Second Amendment that targets the problem.”
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