Sunday best: Gun control, ZDT and Paul Ryan
This morning's political shows featured unrepentant talk on gun control, "Zero Dark Thirty" and the return of Rep. Paul Ryan (R.-Wis.):
“Face the Nation” highlighted a series of views on gun control. New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly, whose job involves fighting crime, said universal background checks on gun sales could have a measurable impact. “About 6 million weapons estimated were sold last year without a background check. So that’s a significant, that’s the loophole that they talk about. I think the background check will also be helpful in identifying store purchases, making them more aware of the fact that their now on record and you can record purchases that they make.”
Universal background checks aren’t the bills in play right now. (Or at least not yet.) Instead, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) defended the prospects of the assault weapons ban that she is sponsoring "because the American people are very much for it, " even though she acknowledged that it confronts an “uphill battle” to become law.