Local Congressman Bob Goodlatte has a big responsibility in the gun control debate as chairman of the House Judicary committee.
How will he stand against the current emotional pressure to do something?
A letter to the Justice Department, asking for data on the enforcement of past gun laws, seems a good start.
“Part of the decisionmaking process as to whether additional laws are necessary to combat future violence is whether the existing federal firearms laws are being enforced,” the letters said. “It is imprudent to simply call for more laws without examining the efficacy of the current laws.”
If you do something, and it's just more of the same, did you really do something worth doing?