America has a new hero — the woman who shouted, "Shame on you," when the U.S. Senate failed to pass the expanded background check bill ("Senate rejects expanded checks on gun purchases," April 18).

She gave voice to the realization that once again, the National Rifle Association and similar groups, as well as some individuals, used their power and influence to, in effect, state that the Newtown children and adults who died (and others who met the same kind of death) are of no consequence.

We need more such heroes.

Annie Morris, Aberdeen

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