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Murphy ends filibuster saying two gun measures will get votes

Sen. Chris Murphy displays a poster of Newtown shooting victim Dylan Hockley as he comes to the end of his filibuster on the Senate floor early Thursday.

WASHINGTON — Nearly 15 hours after he launched a filibuster to pressure GOP colleagues to allow votes on gun safety measures, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said there had been an agreement to vote on measures barring those on a terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms and expanding background checks. 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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