Republicans have trouble thinking outside of their box. A little jujitsu is in order, using the opponent’s strength against them.
My main proposal is that Congress mandate “gun safety” education of all public high school students, including live fire training at a gun range. Democrats can’t possibly oppose gun safety.
Then the issue of conceal carry permits needs to be framed as protecting minorities, especially women. Permits need to be “must issue” with national reciprocity if the gun owner is a woman, black, gay, transgendered, over 65, disabled or in college.
Who could possibly oppose that?