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We now know the name of the American philosopher who helped President George Bush clarify his "new" position on firearms. A very reliable congressional source reports on a White House meeting where Bush said it was Jesse Jackson who helped him see the need to do something about "these guns." Bush ran on a pro-gun ticket a few months ago. Now his position on firearms is closer to the position of kinder and gentler New Age thinkers such as Ann Landers, who is on the board of Hand Gun Control, Inc. Barbara Bush, the new Rosalyn Carter, denies she had a hand in changing George's mind.