Others in the CT delegation pointed out the frequency of mass shootings in the United States.
Murphy represented Newtown when 26 children and educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. The former Arizona congresswoman was a victim of a 2011 Tucson shooting that left six people dead. “The whole country stands united in our shock, in our condolences, and in our prayers”, said Congressman Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. “We must act to prevent this from happening again”.
Murphy said that “half” of his GOP colleagues think current US gun laws are “nonsensical”, while the other half are “true social Darwinists” who truly believe gun control is wrong.
Manchin is the Senate’s most conservative Democrat, up for re-election in a state Trump won overwhelmingly last November.
Asked what message he had for survivors of the massacre, Trump said, “The only message I can say is that we’re with you 100 percent”.
Steve Israel says taking up gun control will be a hard task in Congress.
“When is the time to debate this?”
Sanders paused and took a moment to define that this is not the time to politicize a tragedy.
The president and members of Congress are speaking solemn words of sorrow over the latest mass shooting, this one at a Las Vegas concert late Sunday. “It’s cause for more vigorous law enforcement-for stopping madmen and killers”, he told Time Magazine.
The president and first lady visited Las Vegas on Wednesday to show support for the victims as well as the people who cared for them.
Murphy, a Democratic senator, has always been a proponent of stricter gun laws. “Though you can’t regulate away evil in total, you can do more to protect people”. In contrast, Senator Bob Casey, D-Pa., tweeted that “thoughts and prayers” were “not sufficient” to solve the gun control problem.
A controversial bill to lift some restrictions on buying gun silencers was supposed to reach the House floor Monday.
He said “words can not describe the bravery that the whole world witnessed on Sunday night” and said “a grateful nation” thanks first responders for their actions. Democrats want the president to do much more. I think half of Republicans are true gun control social Darwinists. “That’s a good idea”, said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY.
When will you acknowledge the fact that gun laws, nationwide, are too lax and something must be done about it?