Politics ? ? ?
Whenever President Obama puts forth an idea, even re-cycled Republican ideas from the early 1990s, the Republicans will not even discuss them. The Repubs turn them down out of hand.
And on gun control. Any measure, no matter if it is even background checks, has 13 Repub senators threatening a filibuster.
What I really think is going on is outright, overt racism. If the President was white, no matter which party he was a member of, there would have been legislation already signed with in a month of the massacre in Newtown.
This is racism, pure & simple.