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Incoming NRA President Oliver North. Screenshot: Fox News Sunday

Stakeholders from both sides of the issue of gun control took to the Sunday shows this morning to make their case about what is to blame for America's gun violence problem.

The bottom line: Despite another school shooting this week in Santa Fe, Texas, Republicans and Democrats don't seem anywhere near close to agreeing on how best to address America's issues with gun violence.

Incoming NRA President Oliver North
  • North appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.
  • "The disease in this case isn't the Second Amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence."
  • "If you look at what has happened to the young people, many of these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten."
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
  • Patrick appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
  • "Remember, we cannot sit back and say it's the gun. It's us as a nation."
  • "Here's the reality: [guns] are a part of who we are as a nation. It is our Second Amendment. You know, it talks about a well-run militia, the Second Amendment. Our teachers are a part of that well-run militia, by the way."
Sandy Hook Promise founder Nicole Hockley
  • Hockley, who lost her son in the Sandy Hook shooting, appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
  • "For that one student that I heard after the Santa Fe shooting saying 'I wasn't surprised' ... if that's the environment that our kids are now being brought up in, then we are doing something very tragically wrong."
  • "This isn't just about school shootings. This is about shootings everywhere. This is happening in every community, every day."
Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Sanders appeared on NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
  • "It is unspeakable — it really is — to see the kids all over this country who go to a place where they should feel safe, where they could focus on learning, you know, are now worried about the things we saw in Texas or in Florida a few months ago."
  • On why Congress can't pass gun laws: "It's a three-letter word. Its the NRA. And it's Trump and the Republicans who don't have the guts to stand up to these people — and that's pretty pathetic."

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Scoop: FDA chief called to West Wing

Stephen Hahn. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has summoned FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn to the West Wing for a 9:30am meeting Tuesday to explain why he hasn't moved faster to approve the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, two senior administration officials told Axios.

Why it matters: The meeting is shaping up to be tense, with Hahn using what the White House will likely view as kamikaze language in a preemptive statement to Axios: "Let me be clear — our career scientists have to make the decision and they will take the time that’s needed to make the right call on this important decision."

Scoop: Schumer's regrets

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images   

Chuck Schumer told party donors during recent calls that the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the fact that Cal Cunningham "couldn't keep his zipper up" crushed Democrats' chances of regaining the Senate, sources with direct knowledge of the conversations tell Axios.

Why it matters: Democrats are hoping for a 50-50 split by winning two upcoming special elections in Georgia. But their best chance for an outright Senate majority ended when Cunningham lost in North Carolina and Sen. Susan Collins won in Maine.

Trump's coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas resigns

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Scott Atlas, a controversial member of the White House coronavirus task force, handed in his resignation on Monday, according to three administration officials who discussed Atlas' resignation with Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump brought in Atlas as a counterpoint to NIAID director Anthony Fauci, whose warnings about the pandemic were dismissed by the Trump administration. With Trump now fixated on election fraud conspiracy theories, Atlas' detail comes to a natural end.