Survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting have joined a group of Americans in pressuring federal lawmakers to rethink their positions on gun control after one of the country's deadliest school massacres in modern history. But the nonresponse from most members of Congress, as seen in the Washington Post's extensive outreach to every member, sheds light on why legislative efforts on gun control is dragging slowly.
By the numbers, per the Post:
- Of 237 House Republicans, 29 responded to repeated attempts; 35 of the 193 Democrats did not respond.
- 153 Democrats and two Republicans said they support the Parkland agenda.