Discussion Topic: On Obama And Gun Control

_This should be a time of great hope for supporters of stricter gun control laws. They've got a new president on their side, a Congress dominated by Democrats, even a terrible string of shootings this spring that should lend urgency to their cause.
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Instead they're facing discouraging signals from the White House, falling support for tighter regulation, spikes in gun sales and a resurgent National Rifle Association. Just the prospect of new federal limits on guns has sent enthusiasts rushing to buy guns and join the NRA.

Are you encouraged that gun-control does not seem to be at the top of President Obama's to-do list--at least so far? That more democrats seem reluctant to fight hard for gun control? Or do you feel it's unwise to let down your guard?