Senator Marco Rubio (R-Floriduh), a 2016 presidential hopeful, quickly dismissed President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals: “Nothing the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at Sandy Hook," Rubio said in a statement.

Maybe. Maybe not. But here's a little thought experiment for Rubio and his fellow Republicans: Given a choice between banning military-style assault weapons or allowing them in the Capitol galleries, which would they choose? I'm guessing the former.

Of course, it's not really a fair question. The latter would never be allowed. Because assault weapons are fucking dangerous. Which, of course, is the point.