Politics of grief, gun control, prayer after latest shooting

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, speaks with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, to discuss gun control and related amendments to the reconciliation bill. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a natural reaction in times of grief: Politicians from both parties offered supportive thoughts and prayers for those killed in the San Bernardino shootings. But within hours, social media was awash with pushback from gun control advocates calling out those who offer prayers without pushing for tighter gun laws.

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