Just one anecdote, but reading the local news, it looks like my politicians are reacting the way I'd want them to. The leadership of the Iowa state Senate (Democrats) have pretty much said new gun control laws are not going to happen, but they want to spend more money on mental health care, and our Republican governor is on board with that idea.
<ptp> how many emo kids does it take to change a lightbulb?
<Willy> HOW MANY?!
<ptp> none they just sit in the dark and cry