More to the point, are the mass shootings horrible enough that something finally gets done?

Trump clearly signaled he’s ready to make a deal, and Dems should take him up on it while the outrage and grief are fresh and the public is paying attention.

My guess is they won’t. For one thing, the center of gravity in the party has shifted so far left that the 2020 candidates are having trouble keeping up with the latest “woke” demands.

Debate questions that reflect traditional centrist positions about criminal justice, health care and spending are denounced as “Republican talking points.” Anything Trump would support would be denounced as criminally deficient.