By BRIAN A. HOWEY, in Indianapolis

1. Guns and inertia

Here are your Monday power lunch talking points: Just a few days after a Fox News Poll  revealed 67% would support a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks are favored by 90%, an NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll  reveals 75% strongly support expanded background checks  and 14% somewhat so. Only 10% oppose. Rarely have we witnessed such support on a controversial issue. So, President Trump and Congress are ready to act, right? President Trump leaving New Jersey for the White House Sunday: "I'm not saying anything. I'm saying Congress is going to be reporting back to me with ideas. And they'll come in from Democrats and Republicans. And I'll look at it very strongly." The problem with that is that Republicans in Congress are waiting for Trump to take a definitive stand. They've been undercut and thrown under the bus before (file under truth or consequences). Americans are unimpressed with Trump's leadership. NBC/WSJ: 36% approve of the manner in which Mr. Trump handled the aftermath of the two shootings, with 52% expressing disapproval. Trump's overall job approval is 43% and his reelect is a lowly 40%. While the paralysis continues in Washington, CNN  reports that authorities in Connecticut, Daytona Beach and Youngstown, Ohio foiled three potential massacres over the weekend, tipped off by social media postings and arms purchases. The virtual guerrilla war continues. Inaction and silence moving forward is complicit with blood on the hands of inert "leaders."