The #1 goal of the Dems, by far, is only to give Dem Senators a chance to vote against Feinstein-type disarmament laws.
To show these Dems are “conservative, mainstream, and bipartisan and moderate” before the next election!
That’s their main goal.
Way down their wish-list is passing a bill that seems reasonable to their liberal base in the media and having them beat up Republicans for voting against it. That’s just too hard to win at on this issue.
I would counter that some of the older guys are really running out of steam over this fight-the-fight mentality. They can remember easy days back fifteen years ago, and this agenda-White House scheme isn’t paying much except constant hassle to perform in front of the camera to explain stupid policies.