"It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy responses to this epidemic. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. It's time for Congress to get off its ass and do something." - Sen, Chris Murphy, Democrat It's not the gun "industry" they're afraid of, but legal gun owners, which equal about half the adult population. Gun owners vote. One would think that the last 25 years of gun control losses both legislatively and judicially in every state and in the Supreme Court would have sunk in by now.