Sen. Chris Murphy negotiated and shepherded into passage America’s first significant gun safety law in three decades. Then he flew home to celebrate.
CT Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal sat with Southern conservatives last week to seek common ground on gun laws. They found some.
The law would enhance background checks for buyers under 21 and create a “red flag” tool to allow the seizure of guns from troubled people.
The day after the worst school shooting since Sandy Hook, the inevitable question was posed in Hartford and Washington: Will anything change?
Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut repeatedly asked senators one question Tuesday after the shooting in Uvalde, Texas: “What are we doing?”
Connecticut’s Democratic senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, say they are playing the “long game” on gun-violence legislation.
The question for Sen. Chris Murphy no longer is where might he go next, but what can he do now.
Alex Jones no longer claims Sandy Hook was hoax. But he sees another conspiracy, and he is the victim. A judge Tuesday was unimpressed.
Twenty-six cyclists from Newtown are on their way to take their gun-control message to Pittsburgh.
Over the more than five years since Sandy Hook, the governor of Connecticut has acted as the Cassandra of gun control, the angry prophet destined to be ignored, at least in the ranks of the NRA and Congress. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy first warned America two days after 26 children and staff died in Sandy Hook School that mass shootings were coming to your schools, your children. He was at it again Thursday.
WASHINGTON — With Donald Trump in the White House and a GOP lock on Congress, the 26 bike riders who roll hundreds of miles every year from Newtown to the U.S. Capitol to honor those slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School decided to change course. Instead of riding to Congress, they were riding away from it Thursday and toward where they believe their message has more resonance.
After a 15-hour filibuster in the U.S. Senate and a 26-hour sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House in the past week and a half, members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation conceded Friday that new gun legislation is probably dead in 2016.
WASHINGTON – Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis was the face of the unprecedented uprising by House Democrats seeking votes on gun control measures, but it was Rep. John Larson who was the behind-the-scenes planner of the insurrection and who kept it on course for more than 16 hours.
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WASHINGTON — House Republicans pulled the plug on a revolt by Democrats led by Connecticut Rep. John Larson and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis by adjourning in the middle of the night for the long July 4th break. Larson and other Democrats vowed to continue fighting for votes on gun control measures.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy gambled that he was up to the physical and intellectual rigors of an open-ended filibuster aimed at pressuring Senate GOP leaders to hold votes on gun safety issues – and he won. But there was always a risk of failure.