On another Friday morning just four months ago, these 20 first-graders were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
And these six educators died trying to protect them.
This week, 45 senators forgot those faces and ignored our voices. They voted against expanding background checks for gun buyers.
By the numbers
3,513 people have been killed by guns since Sandy Hook.
91 percent of Americans favor expanded background checks for gun buyers.
91 percent of Florida voters favor expanded background checks for gun buyers.
$21 million was spent in the 2012 election cycle on federal elections by the National Rifle Association.