If your heart is broken, and I do not doubt that it is, confront the National Rifle Association, the gun lobby, and congressional Republicans, and dare to demand new and tough gun control legislation immediately.
Another story of a mass shooting in the United States hits the news almost daily. This cannot be allowed to continue. Something must be done. You are in a unique position to do it.
You are in your second term and do not have to run for reelection. Call for bipartisan support for sweeping new handgun and assault rifle bans. Begin there.
Of course the NRA will demonize you. They already do and you have never approached the gun control issue. But do not permit the NRA to cower you. You know what is needed and you know what is morally right.
Push for enactment of gun control laws that will curb gun ownership in the United States of America. There is no other solution. There are too many guns on the street and in the homes of Americans. Period.
Call for legislation to be enacted in memory of the happy faced and innocent little children who died in Connecticut today at the hands of some mentally deranged nut with access to handguns.
D. Grant Haynes