From the Morning Memo:

The Democratic opponent of Republican Sen. Rich Funke this week is pushing him to back gun control legislation in the wake of last month’s high school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people.

Democrat Jen Lunsford in a statement pointed to the measures backed by the Democratic-led Assembly that, among other things, banned bump stock devices from being possessed in the state and a bill that would make it easier for those deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others to lose their firearm through a court order.

“In the days and weeks following the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, members of our community from all backgrounds have come together to support common-sense policies that will keep our families safe from gun violence,” Lunsford said.

“Unfortunately, State Senate Republicans have failed to show the same courage and leadership we’ve seen from young people around the country. Democrats in the State Senate have twice attempted to bring common sense solutions to a vote in recent weeks. Senate Republicans, including Rich Funke, unanimously voted against these efforts, which is inconsistent with the concerns we all share here in Upstate New York.”

A Senate Republican spokesman declined to comment.

Senate Republicans on procedural grounds voted down amendments backed by Democrats in the Senate that included much of the same provisions supported by their counterparts in the Assembly.

The GOP conference in the Senate has supported a variety of bills for bolstering school security and safety, including money for resource officers. Some lawmakers in the Republican conference have announced support for gun control measures back by Democrats, suggesting a compromise is possible on the issue.