For a few hours after a gunman shot a member of Congress and four other people at baseball practice
in the Northern Virginia suburbs on Wednesday, lawmakers were unified
against the political vitriol that seemed to drive the attack.
when questions inevitably shifted to how lawmakers would respond to the
bloodshed of yet another mass shooting, it became clear that the brief
display of agreement was more symbolism than substance.
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