Barely more than a week after 49 people lost their lives in the worst mass shooting in American history, Congress has once again voted against gun control. The GOP-controlled Senate rejected four measures that would’ve made background-checks mandatory and prevented names on the terror list watch list from buying guns
Senate Democrats are showing gumption and backbone over the Orlando bloodbath, the worst mass shooting in American history. You could read their faces: No surrender until two simple gun measures are voted upon.
Republicans, who currently have a 54-person majority in the Senate, have over the years blocked gun control measures, saying they step on Americans’ right to bear arms as guaranteed under the Constitution.
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy’s filibuster on the Senate floor on Wednesday represents a potential changing of the tides regarding gun control in Congress, where some Democrats are finally pushing for concrete legislative action.
Murphy has been a strong advocate for gun control since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy, where 6 adults and 20 children died, in his home state of Connecticut.
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) released a fiery statement Thursday evening, in reaction to the mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.