When an admittedly weak gun-control bill the White House has been backing turns out to be five votes short of House passage, Josh makes deals and threats to several Democratic reps, while Leo appeals to Hoynes for help. Elsewhere, while working the bill, Leo misses his anniversary, which he tries in vain to atone for, but eventually his wife Jenny decides to leave him.
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This episode takes obvious liberties with real life firearms, probably to avoid legal problems. The real life Ruger mini-14 is referred to as a "Rutger 14" and the real life Tec-9 is referred to as a "Tech-9". See more
During the show, Josh refers to a "Rutger Mini 14" assault rifle. The rifle is in fact a "Ruger Mini-14". Later, an off screen reporter also mentions a "Rutger 14" Additionally, the written script refers to a "Tech 9" vs. the real weapon "Tec 9". The latter difference obviously doesn't manifest in the spoken version. See more
[to an affectionate couple as he passes them in a hallway
President Josiah Bartlet
Hey there, fella. She deserves a nice room and some supper.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more