Skip to comments.Murphy: Congress needs to 'get off its ass' and take action on gun violence
Posted on 10/02/2017 7:39:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called for Congress to get off its ass and do something about gun violence after a deadly Las Vegas mass shooting that left at least 50 people dead.
Murphy, who emerged as a leading figure in the push for gun control legislation after the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in his state of Connecticut, said it was positively infuriating that Congress had failed to pass laws to stop gun violence.
Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity. Last nights massacre may go down as the deadliest in our nations history, but already this year there have been more mass shootings than days in the year, Murphy said in a statement.
This must stop. It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there arent public policy responses to this epidemic. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. Its time for Congress to get off its ass and do something, Murphy said.
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There are already laws against auto. weapons....
Congress needs to get off its dead @$$ and pass a budget.
Here it comes
Yep, Democrats should NOT be allowed to own guns.
Their playbook is a hundred years old.
That crap doesn’t work anymore, Murf.
In what way exactly? Fifty dead? Phfittt, a month’s shooting in Chicago.
Yeah that’s the solution. Turn it over to the dysfunctional boobs in the Capitol.
Hitlery beat him to it.
Chris Murphy needs to shut his mouth.
Sure and psychos and ISIS and street thugs are now cowering under Murphy’s words, eh?
It is NOT the gun that kills, it is the HUMAN behind the gun with the HUMAN FINGER on the trigger that kills...
The car DOES NOT kill, it is the HUMAN driving the car that kills, so should we ban cars also???
Really people...take our weapons away and you will be living in a third world country in a matter of weeks!!!
Rigor Mortis mast have set in. That’s long enough to wait before calling for gun control.
If somebody killed 50 members of Congress and wounded another 200, congress would implement gun confiscation.
Great idea, repeal all firearms laws, nationwide, give us a fighting chance.
I call bullsh*t.
Isn’t this an argument AGAINST gun control? Isn’t this weapon already illegal? Doesn’t seem to have worked.
And that's just in the gun control capital of the world; Chicago.
Foolish politicos who are using it for their lib agendas.
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