If there is one thing that Republicans should have learned decades ago, that is still true, it is that there is zero benefit to “working together” with Democrats. Working with them always helps them advance their agenda at the expense of the Republican so-called “agenda”. And the Republicans never get their own things compromised on later. Never.
If there is one thing that the Republicans should have learned that is still true, it’s that there is never any good reason to do anything about gun control. Not a singe line of new law or regulation. It will never be enough. The pendulum will never swing back the other way.