Election Night 2018 has settled down.
The Democratic Party has, as predicted, gained some ground by taking the House of Representative majority. The Senate is kept in Republican hands creating the predicted legislative gridlock.
Pro gun legislation will be fought in the House, unless concessions are made that neuter the effects, or enough districts are pro gun by necessity due to voter base.
In short, no silencer legislation. No movement on the NFA. Federally, nothing is likely to generate any shift in the status quo. Political points will be scored and fingers will be pointed by both sides.
A tragedy will now be able to kick off talk of an Assault Weapons Ban or similar legislation again in earnest that could make it out of the house. Actions along those lines are still likely to die in the Senate but a large enough event could result in action reaching President Trump’s desk. If the political winds favor the bill it could become law.
Gun control has become more likely but it remains unlikely at a national level.