Washington, DC. Republicans stunned Washington insiders this afternoon by taking the lead in the gun control debate as they made an offer to partially ban assault weapons, large ammunition clips and shoulder-held rocket launchers.
"We are all grieved by the tragedy in Connecticut," said John Boehner (R-OH), "and as Republicans we want to take the first step in solving the problem of the wrong people having massive weaponry."
The White House responded immediately by stating that the GOP offer was a non-starter.
"The President appreciates Mr Boehner and the Republicans taking a first step on this critical issue," said Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, "but does not believe that the exception of making assault weapons, large ammunition clips and should-held rocket launchers available to only people making over $250,000 per year is a reasonable answer."
"So you're saying this offer is dead?"
"Yes, Chuck. And we also disagree that the exception should include fetuses, too."
©2012 Kona Lowell