The Constitution has a bit more to do with the matter than big money.
Take for example the bill floated by Dick Blumenthal yesterday. His bill sounds innocuous — — today, if a background check can’t be completed in 72 hours, the seller has to sell the gun. He would reverse that law, and force the background check to be completed.
Sounds simple and commonsensical, eh? Problem is that the 72 hours was determined by court ruling as a reasonable infringement of the right of a law-abiding citizen to acquire a firearm; a strict interpretation of the Constitution would not allow for any limitation at all. And simply lifting that 72 hours would mean that a local jurisdiction could extend that time limit to…..what? A week? Two? At what point does the law infringe the rights of the individual?
As long as the 2nd Amendment exists unamended, it is virtually impossible to pass any law which would substantially decrease the chances of an Orlando or Las Vegas incident occurring. It’s popular to blame the NRA, but the real culprit (or hero, depending on your POV) is James Madison.