Dems: Listen to Trump on gun control bill

Senate Democrats told House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday that they should follow the lead of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, who has indicated support for a Democratic plan to block people on the terrorist watch list from buying guns and explosives.

"Just two days ago, Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for president, said anyone on terror watchlist should 'absolutely' not be allowed to buy guns," Democrats wrote in their letter to the two congressional leaders.

Senate Democrats want Ryan, R-Wis., and McConnell, R-Ky., to "quickly schedule votes on their legislation, the 'Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015.'"

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., first introduced the legislation in February, but Democrats begin promoting it again last week in response to the Paris terrorist attacks, which involved both guns and explosives.