A threat to filibuster a gun control law by a handful of Republican senators, including Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) receives a warning from the Wall Street Journal

From the paper’s lead editorial Wedneday, “The GOP’s Gun Control Misfire”:

In an instant, these GOP wizards have taken the onus off Senate Democrats and made Republicans the media’s gun-control focus. Mr. Reid is now bellowing about Republicans blocking a vote, and Democrats such as Mark Pryor (Arkansas), Mary Landrieu (Louisiana) and Mark Begich (Alaska) don’t have to declare themselves on provisions that might be unpopular at home. …

If conservatives want to prove their gun-control bona fides, the way to do it is to debate the merits and vote on the floor.