The debate over guns was a major focal point across the Sunday show landscape, with the question of whether lawmakers will pass a measure to expand background checks on firearm purchases front and center.

As Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was hopeful the Senate could still pass background checks, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who has been working on the issue, has found a new GOP partner, Sen Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). If they can strike a bipartisan agreement, chances of passage will go up.

Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined Schumer and the White House in encouraging conservative senators not to filibuster gun control legislation. And Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) offered some very direct criticism of National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre.

Read about it all and more in greater detail over on Post Politics:

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