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Murphy raises gun control – and his profile – at convention

Sen. Chris Murphy addresses the convention on gun control. Read the story here.

PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Chris Murphy’s impassioned, prime time speech on gun control Wednesday helped the Democratic Party showcase its commitment on the issue and helped raise a profile that has been elevated since he led a filibuster on the Senate floor to press GOP leaders to hold votes on gun legislation. Continue Reading →

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After Orlando shooting, lawmakers renew push for gun reform

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, center, addressed reporters during a press conference with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty Monday.

Less than 36 hours after a shooting at an Orlando nightclub left 50 people dead and more than 50 others injured, three Connecticut lawmakers renewed their calls for federal action to combat gun violence, including increased background checks, a ban on the sale of assault weapons and a ban on the purchase of any weapons while on the FBI’s terrorist watchlist. Continue Reading →

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Obama’s action on guns fulfills promise to Newtown families

Obama wipes away tears as Jimmy Greene, left, who lost his daughter Ana in the Sandy Hook shootings, looks on.

WASHINGTON — Tearing up as he spoke of the slaying of 20 Newtown first-graders, President Obama made an emotional appeal to the nation for support of his gun-control initiatives on Tuesday, saying, “Every time I think about those kids, it makes me mad.” Continue Reading →

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A transcript of Obama’s remarks on gun control

Preside Obama embraces Mark Barden, whose son was killed at Newtown.

“The United States of America is not the only country on Earth with violent or dangerous people. We are not inherently more prone to violence. But we are the only advanced country on Earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency. It doesn’t happen in other advanced countries. It’s not even close.” Continue Reading →

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