Instead of focusing on a section of the citizenry that is armed, wouldn't the time and energy of the legislative bodies, and all citizens, be better spent preventing a fiscal problem as serious as whats ahead. There seems to be no real out-cry about how the government can't fix this emergent problem, the total wreck of some citizens finances, but can go home go on vacation. Doctors, police, fire-fighters, and soldiers have to stay and clean up emergencies, Law makers are so much better than the rest of us, that they need time off , I guess. People who aspire to positions should know why they have been sent to the legislature. Instead I think they go for personal gain. Government perks, money from lobbyists, insider information, and any other perceived way they can advance themselves. They have security details, pensions, health care, and all they have to do to keep these things, is to go out at the time of re-election, and kiss the voters(behinds), and tell lies about what they will do for us if elected. I think the problems with gun control are way less troublesome than the country's current money problems. If they are so civic-minded, why isn't the Hollywood crowd clamoring for a balance-budget. Probably, because, like are law makers, they are not middle class Americans, and feel they are immune to money problems. Maybe the fiscal cliff is too hard to understand. Guns are easy, they are good, or they are bad. Oh GUNS BAD! In the mean time, buckle up, it seems our drivers are headed over the cliff. But in the mean time, I don't think we have to worry about loosing our gun rights today, because Washington is on vacation.