I hear people say various gun control measures will never pass and others say we are doomed.
I say pay attention, stay informed and stay active. Get in contact with your representatives on the Federal and State level. Stay in contact. Urge fellow travelers to do the same.
For those saying there is nothing to fear and "this too shall pass"; I recall, when Bill Clinton was running for his first term, listening to conservatives hoping that Clinton would win the Democratic nomination because he had no hope of winning the general election. Then, when he ran for a second term those same pundits explained how, with all the scandal surrounding Clinton there wasn't a snowball's chance of him winning a second term.