Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She is a graduate of New York University, where she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, the Washington Square News. She can be reached at

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Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) tweeted a photo last week of him and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) posing with an American flag-patterned AR-15 rifle in a show of their Second Amendment bona fides.

Unfortunately for Buck, a Washington, D.C. attorney general's office spokesperson told The Hill that it's illegal to possess an AR-15 in the District. The spokesperson told the publication that the matter had been referred to the Metropolitan Police Department.

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