CT Sen. Murphy Once Again Leads Charge To Change Gun Laws

CT Sen. Murphy Once Again Leads Charge To Change Gun Laws

Sen. Chris Murphy became one of the leading and best-recognized gun control advocates in Washington D.C. following the Sandy Hook shootings. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) speaks at the confirmation hearing for Samantha Power, nominee to be Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill. (Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images) CONNECTICUT — In the wake of two mass shootings in as many weeks, Sen. Chris Murphy again finds himself leading the charge in the U.S. Senate for stricter gun control legislation. "What I learned in 2013 is that we have won the argument in the American public for universal background checks," Murphy, a Democrat, said on CNN’s "Anderson Cooper 360" Tuesday. "We were just badly out-manned politically. The NRA had spent 40 years building up a political juggernaut, and the anti-gun violence movement was weak." In the eight years that have followed, Democrats got busy assembling their own juggernaut, Murphy said. "The reason today that we have a Senate and a House that supports universal background checks, and a president who’s ready to sign it, is because we’ve been winning more races than we’ve been losing on the issue of guns," the senator told host Anderson Cooper. Murphy became one of the leading and best-recognized gun control advocates in Washington D.C. following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook. That epochal turning point in the national discussion on gun violence occurred in his home district while Murphy was a […]

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