Those who voted for these politicians over some other platform share the blame, but so do gun owners who didn't bother to get involved until the horse was out of the barn.
Exactly, people need to be more active politically and "get out the vote".
Regarding moving, we all have to make our own decisions on that. The folks who started this country left countries they found oppressive did they not? Moving states would be far more simple and less disruptive than leaving whatever "old country" our ancestors came from to make a go of things in America.