This week has already been marred by a mass shooting at Michigan State University and an El Paso, Texas, shopping mall last night, the latest in what has been a relentless pattern this year. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is hoping, once again, to meet the moment with legislative action beyond platitudes of “thoughts and prayers” that have become a painful cliche.
He will re-introduce legislation today to expand background checks to the sale or transfer of all firearms, with limited exceptions. The bill, which faces steep odds in the Senate and GOP-controlled House, has two new Senate Democratic caucus members on board: Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and Angus King (I-Maine), bringing the total number of cosponsors to 47.
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“If you poll apple pie and kittens.. they don’t poll as high as background checks do” for firearms purchases
Sen Chris Murphy (D-CT) speaking with @CBSNews about gun control reform possibilities https://t.co/XTu4zvJxgf
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