Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Once again, we’ve had another mass shooting in a school and 17 more children and teachers are dead. So what are our lawmakers doing to stop these killings?Well, the gutless Republican-controlled Congress tells us that this isn’t the time to talk about gun control and that we should pray. Our heartless president tells us that this is a mental health issue. The greedy NRA wants to sell more guns by arming our teachers with pistols so they can protect children against assault rifle-wielding attackers. Brilliant. All of these people are true cowards.The courageous Americans are those families whose children were killed in Parkland. Those courageous parents will have to go into their lost child’s bedroom and pick out the clothing that they will dress their child in for his or her funeral. Instead of a moment of prayer, let’s have our lawmakers close their eyes for two minutes and picture having to perform that task for one of their own children or grandchildren.Do you think that will help motivate them to take action? I doubt it. Politicians like Elise Stefanik and John Faso are so busy pocketing NRA campaign contributions that they can’t even find the courage to ban bump stocks.The school killings that happened in Parkland, Fla., can happen in Saratoga, Niskayuna, Schenectady or any other school in this country. How can we continue to stand by and watch our children die?Susan KarandyRobert KarandyBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?