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Democrats Grasp at Straws on Gun Control

President Obama called for measures to reduce gun violence during a forum at the Denver Police Academy on April 3
President Obama called for measures to reduce gun violence during a forum at the Denver Police Academy on April 3Photograph by Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post via Getty Images

On gun control, Democrats are grasping at straws.

President Obama is in Connecticut today for what’s expected to be an emotional appeal for tougher federal gun control. Meanwhile, Democratic hopes for some kind of victory in the Senate have shifted to a new and unlikely Republican ally: conservative Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.