What's interesting are the omissions. No calls for limits on magazine size or a ban on "assault weapons." I thought those were the must-have bills that were going to stop public shootings, but I suppose political expediency won out in the end.
I've noted that the center-left folks have been making that omission lately as well. While the President is currently still trying to drum up support for his full plan, it seems like the emphasis is on background checks more than on actual bans.
I think we rose up, made our point logically, and the ban crowd is realizing they've lost this one. We can debate all we want about the advisability of requiring background checks for all purchases (not just those from FFLs), but it's looking like a federal level ban simply isn't going to be happening.