First Word: The hard part is yet to come

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The "easy" part of gun control legislation may be over. Now comes the hard part.
The "easy" part of gun control legislation may be over. Now comes the hard part.
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With Wednesday’s presidential announcement to reduce gun violence through 23 executive actions, the real struggle of getting any gun control legislation through a divided Congress is steering lawmakers further away from the aisle. As expected, the NRA is not backing down and in an interview with the Savannah Guthrie on the “TODAY” show, NRA’s David Keene opposed some key provisions of President Obama’s gun plan. Keene argued that limiting magazines to just 10 rounds would not stop a mass shooter. “It takes a second to change the magazine.”

  • President Obama’s op-ed on guns in a Connecticut newspaper
  • Aurora survivors return to movie theater before reopening
  • Sen. Reid’s gun legislation puts him in a tough political spot
  • Poll: New Yorkers like Gov. Cuomo’s gun plan
  • Rubio: Obama “lacks courage” on guns
  • Denis McDonough is likely to be named Obama’s chief of staff
  • Newt Gingrich’s cameo on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’

First Word: The hard part is yet to come

Updated