Noonan: Congress Missed Window To Act On Guns After Newtown
Posted on March 31, 2013
PEGGY NOONAN: I think a big part of this story is that people don’t trust Congress. After Newtown, there was a great bubbling feeling of, “My goodness, there must be at least some things we can do legislatively to make this whole gun situation better.” If the Congress, if the Senate had moved quickly on discrete, small bills, having to do with background checks, I mean quickly, in the weeks after Newtown–
CHUCK TODD: But they were discrete. These are small, incremental bills.
PEGGY NOONAN: Move it quickly. Do it. Don’t put it together into this big thing and then start to be talking about all these different kind of guns you’re banning and having all these hearings. They failed to move quick and small.
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