Per Trump's recent Tweet he said the Democrats didn't pass any gun control legislation when they had majorities in both houses of Congress during Obama's presidency because they didn't want to.

Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!

Donald J. Trump on Twitter, 17 Feb 2018

Is this accurate? It seems Democrats frequently talk about wanting to pass gun control legislation as a way to reduce gun related deaths, but this claim would imply otherwise.

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    @BobTheAverage -- What??? You're saying that a Trump tweet isn't a "notable claim"?? – Daniel R Hicks Feb 20 '18 at 0:18
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    @LironYahdav The question "Did democrats pass any gun control legislation?" would be appropriate for skeptics because it matches Trump's claim. Instead you are asking why? Trump didn't say anything about why. You added the why. – BobTheAverage Feb 20 '18 at 0:35
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    Democrats never had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. That's the relevant consideration here, not "veto-proof". – Nate Eldredge Feb 20 '18 at 1:16
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    Gun control laws would require a constitutional amendment, and the Democrats had nowhere near the Congressional supermajorities and state legislatures necessary to pass one. And SCOTUS has already shown its willingness to uphold the Second Amendment and overturn simple legislative processes. – Ben Voigt Feb 20 '18 at 2:08
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    It seemed fitting for this site because I was skeptical of the claim that Dems didn't want gun control. – Liron Yahdav Feb 20 '18 at 4:31

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