Via The Hill:
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) criticized the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Monday for convincing Congress that there is no room to debate ways to limit the accessibility of weapons that can kill rapidly, including the automatic weapons used in the Colorado movie theater massacre last week.
“I find it appalling that we as citizens have enabled Congress to act in a spineless fashion, to be taken over in the area of gun safety by the NRA, that we refuse to deal with something that has serious, law-enforcement implications so that we alone in the developed world are most at risk for random gun violence,” he said on the House floor.
Blumenauer said the Colorado shooting should again show that some weapons should not be sold to the general public. But he said the NRA has argued that any limitation on the sale of these weapons and ammunition would limit their right.