Dems mobilizing for PR assault on GOP resistance to gun control measures

Senior Democrats are mobilizing this afternoon for an all-out assault on Republicans in the wake of today’s hearing on several gun control measures.

Democratic leaders have planned a call this afternoon that will include party pollsters to plan their public relations strategy in an attempt to exploit GOP opposition to what Democrats view as common sense gun control measures.

Among the specifics to be discussed was the no votes posted by the GOP committee members on a measure that would prohibit anyone on the terrorism watch list from owning a handgun.

“This is a gold mine,” said a source familiar with the plans for the call.

"I don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship."
—Gov. Chris Christie reacting to President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform.