Murphy reflects on 10 years since Sandy Hook, the gun safety bill he championed and the push to pass more reforms in a gridlocked Congress.
Gun violence survivors joined CT politicians to call on the Senate to restore the federal assault weapons ban, which is unlikely to pass.
Advocates want the Senate to go beyond the new gun safety bill and renew a federal assault weapons ban. But passage remains a challenge.
Waterbury Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said Connecticut’s gun safety measures are working but federal action is needed.
‘If Republicans aren’t interested in saving public lives they should be interested in saving their own political lives,” Murphy said.
Murphy said the White House reached out to him to discuss a new gun background check bill hours after House Democrats announced an impeachment inquiry into the president.
A federal “red flag” bill and another outlawing high-capacity magazines are among the bills to be considered by the House Judiciary Committee on Sept. 4.
For years, Democrats running for the White House have avoided talking about gun control. Not anymore.
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats will push for tighter background checks and new protective orders, modeled after a program that Connecticut has had in place since 1999, to disarm dangerous individuals.
WASHINGTON – Once again there’s been a mass shooting, at another school no less, and Washington once again has become the center of the debate on how to respond to these continuing massacres. But few expect any action.
WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates in Congress, with Connecticut’s lawmakers taking a lead, are hoping the massacre in Orlando is a “tipping point” that overcomes the deep resistance in Congress to strengthening the nation’s federal gun law. Political points may be scored, but it’s not likely Congress will budge.
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.