Y'all are missing the point. McConnell isn't spineless. This is what he wants. The purpose of a system is what it does. Our system produces mass shooters and a murder rate higher than that of any other industrialized nation.....
Therefore the purpose of our system is to produce mass shooters and a high murder rate.

Why? Power. Money. The usual....
If Republican voters are in a state of fear they'll buy more guns. If Republicans promise that the evil liberals will steal their guns, thus depriving them of their right to self defense against the hordes of bad people, then they'll vote for Republicans more reliably...
The NRA is effectively the gun industry's lobbying agency and number one advertiser. Their job is to increase gun and ammunition sales. The NRA is effectively the gun industry's lobbying agency and number one advertiser...
Their job is to increase gun and ammunition sales. Keeping the gun buying population frightened, both of criminals hellbent on killing them that they can only stop by being a good guy with a gun, and of evil Democrats who want vile hordes of ‘illegals’ to....
invade their homes and do horrible things to them and their families, promotes gun sales.

McConnell wants the votes fearful Republicans give him, and he wants the money the NRA gives him....
It isn't that McConnell is sitting around in an evil overlord style room cackling with glee at the idea of Americans being shot, but his inaction purposely produces two outcomes: Americans being shot and Americans buying more guns.

It is the NRA that cackles with glee. <end>
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