The Beat

Most Dems Mum on Guns But Not Inouye

·By civilbeat

On the heels of the Colorado movie theater shooting, takes the temperature on gun control. 

DC808 reports:

Salon’s Alex Seitz-Wald published a comprehensive look at the overwhelming silence from Democrats on gun control — and specifically assault weapons — in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado last week.

Most Democrats are keeping quiet, and not engaging in a renewed debate over the always-contentious issue. By Salon’s tally, that includes Sen. Daniel Akaka, who originally voted for a federal assault weapons ban in 1993. (Read Akaka’s response to DC808.)

Sen. Daniel Inouye also supported