Gun control is not the answer. Half the gun deaths are from suicides. Shouldn't they be trying to lower the suicide rate, not only from guns, but other methods. What about the war on drugs, those drugs may contribute to the suicide rate. What about reducing gang criminal activity, and trying to figure out why we have 2 million people in jails and prisons, and we still have major crimes in the country.
What about modernizing the electrical grid, capturing more water in arid states, and stopping flooding in other states. How about protecting us when we are on the Internet. Being the victim of a crime on the Internet should have the same protection as when it occurs in the street.
With the presidential election a short time from now, what about all the other issues that need to be discussed. The economy, the terrorists, bringing jobs back to the US, controlling the super global monopolies, the financial industry and the list goes on.
What about changing the rules so that active members of the government must resign if they want to campaign and do fund raisers for their party. Changing once again the election finance rules.
In short, they are not doing their job, and they are wasting time with red herrings. Gun control is not the answer to any problem, enforcing the existing gun control laws is a problem, and one that was caused by the congress in toto.