If they are looking for him to "have progress" on gun control, he is facing long odds where it currently looks like the only placethere is any opportunity is expanding background checks. Feinstein's gun ban is all but dead as is a ban on standard capacity magazines. So-called "universal background checks" are on life support as Schumer has been unable to get a high profile pro-rights Republican senator to join him to bring on the necessary votes. When the White House talks about gun control in response to press inquiries, you get responses like this:
Notice that the reference to the so-called "assault weapons ban" was almost an afterthought.