Imagine if Democrats got the same treatment on abortion as Marco Rubio did on gun control.

Florida senator Marco Rubio was grilled about his views on gun control before a stadium-sized live audience on CNN on Wednesday night. Some of the questions and comments were tough and smart; others were viciously ad hominem and stupid. But Rubio stood there and articulated why he opposed the federal assault weapons ban and explained where he was willing to revisit gun laws. Rubio said he’s open to limiting the size of magazines to marginally reduce the death toll of massacres, backs gun-violence restraining orders, and supports raising the age limit for buying rifles to 21 (which is the age required to buy handguns). “We’re going very strongly at age of purchase,” President Trump said earlier Wednesday.

Florida senator Marco Rubio was grilled about his views on gun control before a stadium-sized live audience on CNN on Wednesday night. Some of the questions and comments were tough and smart; others were viciously ad hominem and stupid. But Rubio stood there and articulated why he opposed the federal assault weapons ban and explained where he was willing to revisit gun laws. Rubio said he’s open to limiting the size of magazines to marginally reduce the death toll of massacres, backs gun-violence restraining orders, and supports raising the age limit for buying rifles to 21 (which is the age required to buy handguns). “We’re going very strongly at age of purchase,” President Trump said earlier Wednesday.