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On Orlando and guns, talking (and tweeting) but not much doing

On Orlando and guns, talking (and tweeting) but not much doing

After 15 hours of talking by Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy and his allies and 140 characters of tweeting by Donald Trump, the idea that Congress could actually act on proposals to ban people on the federal government's terrorist watch list from buying guns gained some traction this week. But if you're hoping that the nation's worst mass shooting would inspire lawmakers to enact legislation that could have actually stopped Omar Mateen from spraying an Orlando nightclub with bullets last weekend, don't hold your breath. History suggests the Senate (not to mention the House) will do a lot more talking and tweeting than doing when it comes to responding to last weekend's...

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