Politico reports that Vice President Joe Biden told law enforcement leaders that he is merely reloading. He plans to focus on senators who voted against the recent gun control compromise who come from states where there is strong support for background checks. Some senators, such as Republican Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, are already feeling the heat:
During the meeting, Biden and an aide ticked through polling data for a handful of senators targeted by gun control groups after the background checks vote failed. To the law enforcement officials, he cited polling that shows Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have seen precipitous drops in their approval ratings since last month’s vote.