So, what do we do now?
The NRA and gun lobby have proven effective in turning their strident opposition to gun control into grassroots support for candidates, as well as cold hard cash for campaigns. Overwhelming public sentiment for stronger gun control has not, at least in the minds of the senators who opposed it, including four Democrats, translated into tangible support for nor opposition to their campaigns. That has to change.
Those who were shocked and saddened by Sandy Hook, and by the thousands of gun deaths since then, should be outraged at our government's inaction, and that outrage has to be turned into a fierce, insistent demand for action and a determination to rid Congress of those unwilling to heed that demand.
Richard Badalamente, Kennewick