People who spend their lives in the Senate or House have shown an alarming lack of perspective and a staggering sensitivity to being influenced by special interest groups like the NRA and predatory big business. The longer someone is in office and beholden to the money flowing from those sources the more constrained they are to follow orders from the sources of money. This isn't how a democracy works. Proof enough of that is the Republican House so totally under the rule of the NRA that they will not permit a vote for reasonable gun control despite the fact that 90% of Americans are for it. What about the will of the people? They are following the will of the NRA which should have no control over U.S. gun legislation.