The most astounding thing revealed by Congress' consideration of gun control laws is how unrepresentative our representatives are. With a whopping 92 percent of the public favoring universal background checks, such a bill should be a no-brainer when it comes to representative government.
Not so. It's been questionable whether 60 percent of senators would even allow debate on the bill, let alone vote for it.
Why? Senators are more afraid of the gun lobby, which donates to their campaigns and viciously opposes politicians who cross it, than they are of voters.