Will Boehner stand up to the Dems?
Nearly the entire House Democratic caucus has signed onto a letter demanding that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move to pass gun control legislation.
Gun control legislation has proven virtually impossible to get through Congress, and the issue is rarely an election-year winner. But pushing gun control could mobilize the Democratic voter base in a tough 2014 midterm season, as base voter turnout is generally the key to survival in off presidential election years.
“Gun violence has affected constituents in every congressional district, and as their representatives, members of Congress deserve the opportunity to vote on bills that would address this epidemic,” the letter said.
President Barack Obama during a town hall on Thursday called on gun control advocates to become as well-organized and well-financed as the National Rifle Association.