The Options Congress Has for Gun Control
The killing of 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday has been met in Congress not with grim determination to right wrongs but with the feeling, already, of defeat.
“I know this is a slim prospect,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday when floating the idea of a bipartisan gun-control bill. “Very slim, all too slim. We’ve been burned so many times before.”
Democrats in the Senate are currently mired in a debate over whether to try to hash out a bipartisan bill—one that...