The shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Gifford even elicited a brief debate among her Congressional colleagues over the conflicting priorities of the Constitutional "right to own and bear firearms" and the Declaration of Independence's assertion of the "right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". But even then Congress failed to act.
Senator Marco Rubio says“We need to enforce the gun control laws on the books today. That will help to stop gun violence.” Huh? With all due respect, Senator, are you serious? The CDC reports 30,000 gun related deaths a year in US. Isn't that an epidemic?