I couldn't figure out why they were pushing the agenda as hard as they are, considering how obvious it is where that pathway leads.
This is DiFi's last chance to get it done. She will retire after this term, if she finishes it. This is an agenda item for her, has been for decades.
This is also an agenda item for Holder and Obama, among others, all through their "public" careers. Sandy Hook is the excuse Fast + Furious was supposed to be.
Another issue may be that Democrats sense they may not have all that much time to cement their "transformation". I guess some have to how far off center this drive is, by the reactions occurring.
Citizen disarmament is something that would help promote the end goal of the Cloward-Piven strategy. That is a dark view, but cannot be completely dismissed.