Democrats are taking off the gloves and preparing for a bare knuckle fight to block any and all pro-gun legislation introduced into the Republican controlled Congress.
Democrats in the House and Senate are making clear their plans to “pivot” under Donald Trump, turning from their efforts to push gun control in order to focus on opposing pro-gun legislation instead.
While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said, “First and foremost, we have to play defense.”
He added: “The NRA is clearly going to make a big ask of Donald Trump early in 2017. We don’t know what it is yet. We can guess that it might be a national concealed weapon law. But the NRA clearly is going to want something in return for their early support of Trump.”