The Demos plan for the Senate
Via Instapundit, here is the likely Demo plan to get gun control thru the Senate. Start with the Toomey-Manchin bill, sold as a bipartisan compromise. Allow the AW ban and a ban on magazines to be proposed as amendments, watch them get shot down.
Vulnerable Demo Senators can vote for the first, then vote against the AW and magazine amendments, then portray themselves as pro-gun. Obama can (1) take credit for a victory, (2) blame the Repubs for it not having been bigger, and (3) portray any who voted against all three members as radicals. The media can be counted upon to promote all these objectives.