After retaking the House in last week's midterm elections, Democratic lawmakers are vowing action on gun control when the new Congress is in session.

In a recent CNN interview, presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she wants action on "common-sense background checks to prevent guns going into the wrong hands."

"This will be a priority for us in the next Congress," she added.

Other Democrats -- including Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.) -- have made similar comments about pushing back on the gun lobby and passing "sensible gun control legislation."

On "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, syndicated radio host and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch said Pelosi's goal is to expand California's "failed gun control laws" nationally, which she said will not work.


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"She's going to have a hard fight ahead of her, because gun owners aren't going to allow it," Loesch said, noting that 80 percent of NRA-endorsed candidates won their House races, 85 percent won their state-level races, and Republicans increased their majority in the Senate.

She added that lawmakers should focus on enforcing the laws already on the books -- including strict background checks -- and cracking down on loopholes and administrative errors at the state level.

"Law-abiding people should not always be paying the price for the actions of criminals. It makes no sense to disarm moms and dads across the country, men and women across the country, and make them more susceptible to threats because a criminal is going to abuse the law, break the law and get illegal access," Loesch said.

Watch more from "Fox & Friends" above.


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