Democratic gun reformers are giving President Obama a pass as they push support for tougher gun laws.

In the wake of last week’s shooting massacre in Colorado, Obama has called for a broad approach to fighting gun violence, but he’s stopped short of pressing Congress to pass new gun reforms, which are increasingly seen as a third-rail in Washington politics.

If Democrats are disappointed with Obama’s cautious approach, they are not letting it show much in public. Instead liberal gun reformers are attacking Republicans and the gun lobby.