As reported, a letter signed by 77 members of Congress and addressed to President Obama points out the flawed approach that is being undertaken by the president in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings. A couple of noteworthy paragraphs:
“As we remember the victims of Sandy Hook,” the letter said, “let us not overlook the many citizen heroes who have prevented or thwarted similar tragedies with their right to bear arms. Whether it is the convenience store clerk from Battle Creek, Michigan, who protected himself and his customers from a robbery because he was armed with a gun or a single mom guarding her baby during a home invasion — guns are used every day to make this country safer.”
A copy of the letter can be seen here.
More examples of the sort of self defense situations referenced by the members of congress can be seen here.