Great column today in the Washington Post by E. J. Dionne: "The Miracle on Guns."
He sees forces coming together to pass legislation on gun control, and he looks at the factors that are causing it:
- Sandy Hook
- President Obama's strength beginning a new term
- Vice President Biden's skills and history in the legislature
- The American public seeing through the claims of the NRA
- Support from mayors and police chiefs
However, he notes that a ban on assault weapons may not make it into the legislation.