We cannot afford not to act. Nor can we afford to forget. Now is the time for our leaders, the people we have put in Washington, to make difficult decisions, to stand up and be counted.
"The courage that was demonstrated by those teachers (in Newtown), we don't expect the same amount of courage from our elected officials," Biden said last week. "We do expect them to have the courage to stand up and take responsible action to end this senseless violence."
The time is over to kick the issue down the road. Some issues are bigger than the next campaign contribution or the next election.