“…(T)he gun lobby and its clients in Congress are counting on the current movement to stall. Experience has taught them that not long after the mass shooting, emotions fade, the shouting grows hoarse, the intensity lowers to a sad resignation that nothing will change. Experience teaches them that Columbine and Virginia Tech become simply anniversaries to be marked, forgetting the lives that were lost.
“I want someday to commemorate the anniversary of the day Congress passed a bill to stop the sale of cop-killer bullets; or universal background checks; or No-Fly/No Buy. I want to commemorate the anniversary not of another shooting at another school, but real action on Capitol Hill.” – Steve Israel in A week to mourn the NRA’s death grip on our politics: Virginia Tech and Columbine anniversaries should make us recommit to change [via nydailynews.com]