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Today on Meet the Press Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) joined a chorus of other elected Democrats and proposed a ban on ‘assault weapons’ and more than 10-round magazines, and on ABC This Week Sen-elect Chris Murphy (D-CT) said “The time for sort of saying that we can’t talk about the policy implications of tragedies like this is over.” Or as Politico‘s Jonathan Allen put it, “Friday’s rampage in Newtown, Conn., doesn’t appear to have moved many lawmakers any closer to writing new gun laws.” Does he get paid for cynicism by the drop?