Opening Act: Newtown

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Dec. 17 2012 8:36 AM

Opening Act: Newtown

My colleagues Emily Bazelon and Justin Peters are both in Connecticut right now. Read their reports.

David Weigel David Weigel

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

Democrats start lobbying for gun laws. No Republican, however, has broken from the herd and said he'd favor a new law.

Paul Barrett walks through the serious gun control proposals being bandied about, post-Newtown. His conclusion: The mental illness and background check components actually make some sense.

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Sarah Kliff walks through the research that told us whether previous control laws actually did anything.

The Fact Checker calculates whether concealed carry laws, which have been gliding through state legislatures as if on skis, have reduced violence.

A Michigan Republican campaigner is caught on tape (before the election) telling Tea Partiers that Democrats only win the state with fraud, starting with the manipulation of drunks in pool halls. They nod.

 

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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