Via Politico:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Sunday called the Newtown school shooting an “epiphany” and the National Rifle Association “venal” [motivated by susceptibility to bribery  -ed.] in explaining the motivation behind the assault weapon ban she’s introduced in the Senate.

“This is the hardest of the hard,” Feinstein said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “You reach a point where enough is enough.”

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said the NRA’S influence on Capitol Hill should not hold Congress back in passing the bill.

“I can see the NRA is venal. The NRA has become an institution of gun manufacturers” she said.

Feinstein also said the NRAs’ proposal to put armed guards in schools will not solve the problem.