"Are you sure you want to talk to me," I said, "for I'm a Southern Liberal Democrat who owns a pistol."
"Yes, we would," said the lobbyist.
He got an ear full.
From high capacity magazines to background checks to mental health issues to how money is power in Washington.
I think my favorite line of the conversation was "Senator Jeff Flake is a friend of Gabby's, but he voted against the bill. Makes me wonder how much money he gets from the NRA that made him vote that way."
Another fine line, if I do say so myself was, "If Jared Lochner had regular sized magazines, more that 1/2 of those people at the Safeway that day would have never been shot."
I was firm but fair with the lobbyist, didn't say the word fuck once. And he was polite with me to his credit. But money is power in Washington, D.C., and everywhere else on the planet.