This is no surprise.
We live in a police state where the statists will pass any legislation under the pretense that the public safety (read 'security') must be regulated and assured by prohibiting certain activities (read 'liberty'). All three divisions of power are dominated by a single party whose incestuous relationship with public servants will ensure their ongoing promotion of government dependence and disarmament.
These officials know that they are opposed by a great number of constituents and not only do they not care what we think, they take great pride and joy in silencing us. Regardless of how hopeless participation in the process appears to be, we have an obligation to take any reasonable action to stalemate or refuse their machinations against liberty. By failing to show up, we only make their job all the more trouble-free.
Thank you for taking the time to actually go to the Capitol to participate in the process. I only wish I could have gone myself.