In a possibly symbolic move, House Democrats are planning a slate of gun control measures which will likely meet their demise in the Republican-controlled Senate, according to a Monday Politico report.
But, according to Democrats, the legislation reflects the will of the voters in a landscape steadily titling in favor of those who approve of measures like federal background checks. They hope that holding debate on various gun control ideas will show the voters that they are listening, and that they would carry out their will if not for Republican obstruction.
The NRA will likely oppose any such measure, even an ultimately doomed one. On background checks in particular, the organization has long reportedly claimed that they are the first step to a registry that would allow the government to identify gun owners and take their firearms.