Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer responded to the Umpqua Community College with a floor speech at the nation's capitol, shaming his fellow lawmakers for accepting the status quo on our nation's gun violence record and making a call to action for us to institute changes like other, comparable nations have done.
I would quote some of his speech, but every sentence was significant and equal to such a point that I couldn't choose. Please listen to the whole speech, which isn't long.
Video of his speech, via C-SPAN:
Thank you, Representative Blumenauer, for your wise words. Let us hope that your colleagues listen to your advice and we create a new trajectory for our society away from gun violence.
ADDENDUM: Rep. Blumenauer has a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence, which you can find on his homepage, here: http://blumenauer.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2427