From the Morning Memo:

The March for our Lives and corresponding protests across the country this weekend garnered a lot of attention. Count Rep. Brian Higgins, a Buffalo Democrat, among those who was impressed by the showing.

“I think we’ve reached a tipping point; I really do,” he said. “These young voices, they need to be heard.”

The Buffalo Democrat said it is Congress’ responsibility to react to the movement and take action, though he’s not yet certain what that action should be.

Higgins called on his colleagues to immediately undertake hearings and gather testimony from experts who deal with gun violence regularly.

“Everybody has an opinion about this,” he said. “This is not my area of expertise. I’ll be truthful with you and I don’t know that there are a lot of members of Congress that have that level of expertise. There are certainly people out there.”

Higgins said he particularly wants to hear from members of law enforcement, because they deal with gun violence regularly, and lawmakers have yet to have police agencies talk about the approach they feel would best solve the current issues.

“I think this requires the input of police,” the congressman said. “Our police are outgunned. Most policing agencies, they’re more conservative in their approach but they agree that assault rifles, assault weapons should be banned by and large because they’re on the streets dealing with this.”

Higgins said he is not looking to villainize anybody, particularly legitimate, responsible gun owners. But he also feels there needs to be a common sense recognition that some people shouldn’t have guns. He also believes how Congress chooses to react or not react at this potentially crucial moment in history will have a profound influence on the mid-term elections.