Gabrielle Giffords NYTimes Op Ed 17 April 2013: "Mark my words: if we cannot make our communities safer with the Congress we have now, we will use every means available to make sure we have a different Congress, one that puts communities’ interests ahead of the gun lobby’s. To do nothing while others are in danger is not the American way."
Sen. Warren: "Blame these senators who voted AGAINST gun laws YOU demanded"
Sen. Chris Murphy: “What you have here today is a bunch of gun control social Darwinists who really think that natural selection is going to take care of this problem,” said the Democratic senator. “They [think] if you put guns in the hands of good guys and bad guys and you hope that the good guys shoot the bad guys. They say the only way you can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
“A lot of these folks who are going to vote against [background checks] on the Senate floor, really believe the best way to solve this is to throw a whole mess of guns out there and let people shoot it out,” he added.