A White House official would not comment on the timing of more presidential travel, but said people should expect to see Obama travel outside DC to bolster his insistence that gun control measures “deserve a vote” in Congress.

Obama will have help. Over the coming two-week congressional recess, representatives of the Brady Campaign and Mike Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns tell BuzzFeed they’re gearing up for major campaigns aimed at ginning up votes for gun control over recess. That includes grassroots lobbying of members while they’re home and other efforts…

The president and his allies hope to regain the upper hand, and advocates of gun control point to polling showing widespread public support for universal background checks (even among gun owners) as evidence that there’s still interest in taking action following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.