The “gathering of ideas” to reduce Gun Violence happened. And there is no way to say but straight: I call it a disaster for Rep. Rangel.
I think Bob Owens may do a write-up in Bearing Arms, so I will leave to his better writing skills for a full description of the events. My opinion? It was a scripted event. Charlie did not answer questions from other that a very few (Three I think) people, one was Progressive group of some sorts, I forget the other, but the third one, a woman, got most of his (or his unpaid media intern) answers. If you clicked on the profile of the woman, you would see that she appears to be an active member of Moms Demand Action and I do not mean that she tweets a lot, but as in being involved in the Real World. Now, why do I say it was scripted? because in the last two minutes of the event, another seemingly innocent woman started to ask the same questions, word for word, to rep. Rangel. She was kindly told that she was late and the original drone had already asked them.
My small contribution was to counter a few tweets done in Spanish for the Telemundo crowd. Somewhere in NY, somebody is bitching about the “Tio Tomas” that screwed with their multicultural attempts for more Gun Control.
I was never good at lock-stepping anyway.