Dem Senator Hits on Gun Control After Orlando: Congress ‘Complicit in These Murders’

chris murphySenator Chris Murphy released a statement this morning on the horrific shooting in Orlando last night that made particular note of his anger about a lack of new gun control laws in the wake of several mass shootings.

Murphy is one of Connecticut’s two senators, and so naturally after Newtown, this issue seriously resonated with him, and he’s been pretty tough in his rhetoric every time Congress has shot down gun control measures.

Well, today he’s out with a new statement really going after his colleagues:

“I’m aching for the victims, their loved ones, and the people of Orlando, and I pray that all those injured have a quick and full recovery. I know the pain and sadness that has brought too many communities –– Newtown, Oregon, Aurora, San Bernardino, and now Orlando –– to their knees, and I can only hope that America’s leaders will do something to prevent another community from being added to the list. This phenomenon of near constant mass shootings happens only in America –– nowhere else. Congress has become complicit in these murders by its total, unconscionable deafening silence. This doesn’t have to happen, but this epidemic will continue without end if Congress continues to sit on its hands and do nothing –– again.”

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