That hits the nail on the head. Experts without expertise. The fact that the wife of a certain man (Mark Kelley) was shot in the head, doesn't make him an expert in firearms policy. (Nor the Constitution, it might be added.)
We need to start demanding some basic references from our representatives. In order to even get on a ballot they should have to a. have a background check, b. be drug and alcohol tested, c. take a reasonably rigorous exam on Constitutional knowledge and principles. They wouldn’t need to pass all of those tests just take them and have the results published.