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Aiming at a Compromise, 2 Senators Hit Bull's-eye

Ray from Bloombergia Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 12:28 PM
Compromise translated from reprobatese means "We'll back off on some of what we want now, add exceptions, then call them "loopholes" and come for the rest after we demonize you some more. Ray from Bloombergia NRA Life

When Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., visited the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board in February, he essentially predicted that Washington would end up where it is today. Asked whether an assault weapons ban had a realistic chance of passage, the longtime gun owner, Vietnam vet and Democrats' point man on crafting legislation in the wake of the horrific Dec. 14 Sandy Hook shooting replied, "You don't think this whole thing's going to get through?" His apparent assessment was that it would not.

With a foot in both the gun world and the sausage factory, Thompson has a keen sense of...

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