Biden is pretty evidently not looking for a deal. He’s looking to force the issue and, probably, to force Republicans some how, some way to vote against legislation aimed at preventing school shootings.
The aim seems to be to do whatever is possible through executive fiat and then make a political example of Republicans.
Gun control, Defense cuts, two controversial nominees, more borrowing without offsets and amnesty for illegals: that’s a menu designed to give Republicans indigestion. The plan seems to be to have Republicans running from fight to fight that they cannot find a central point on which to unite and oppose him.