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

Sapient Wrote: Apr 14, 2013 11:39 AM
Right out of the Marxist USSR and liberal playbook. Good eye.

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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