In a perfect world, what would follow news of the San Bernardino shooting would be a determination on the part of Congress to adopt new, common-sense gun safety measures, like universal background checks, supported by 93 percent of the American people. Instead, we got the usual pious political pronouncements. Speaker Paul Ryan called for a moment of silence before lighting the Capitol Christmas tree, while countless members of Congress tweeted out how they were keeping victims and families of San Bernardino in their “thoughts and prayers.”.
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