Delay and dissent could sink Obama's gun-control effort

03/27/2013 | Hill, The · Politico (Washington, D.C.)

President Barack Obama's attempt to push through gun-control reforms might fail to find traction on Capitol Hill, experts say. The post-Sandy Hook momentum for reform has passed, and the narrow margin by which the Senate's Democratic budget passed suggests that lawmakers facing re-election battles might be reluctant to support controversial gun-control legislation. "I think it would have been much more difficult to vote against change when we were still in that immediate, that first ring of response," says Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra.

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