I am appalled and outraged that the elected officials of this nation, the individuals who have been entrusted with our safety, would kill such a bill as the seven-day waiting period for handguns.
What possible sane reason could anyone have for needing a handgun in less time than that? I cannot imagine the slightest harm (societal or economical) in having a waiting period of seven days. I wouldn't even think there'd be a need for a discussion!
Killing the bill because police departments don't have the resources to check out applicants in favor of a computer identification system that is at least 10 years away, and in all probability will never see the light of day, is nothing short of ludicrous!
I'd love to see a detailed report of every member of Congress who voted against the bill and received an NRA campaign contribution.