Dem senator frustrated by inaction on guns begins filibuster

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Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy launched a filibuster Wednesday on the Senate floor, vowing to stay "for as long as I can" until Congress acts on gun control legislation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator from Connecticut is launching a filibuster

and demanding a vote on gun control measures. The move comes three days after 49 people were killed in a mass shooting in Orlando.

Sen. Chris Murphy is holding up action in the Senate floor, demanding that Republicans allow votes on those measures. He also referred to the 2012 shooting in his home state, when 20 children and six adults were shot at an elementary school in Newtown. He says he can’t look into the eyes of the children’s families and tell them that Congress has done nothing since.

Last December, Senate Republicans joined the National Rifle Association in opposing legislation that would have let the government bar sales of guns and explosives to people it suspects of being terrorists.

Despite the recent shootings, the prospects for legislation seem unlikely.

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    The liberal threat to disarm lawful Americans is the best thing we could hope for. Americans won’t tolerate the wool being pulled over their eyes. Keep talking libs President Trump ill benefit.
    I was on the fence about who to vote for until the left began protecting Islamic terrorists and attempting to make is all defenseless. Not to mention they chose Islamic fighters over american gays. Americans first.
    Keep america fe. this is the last opertunity.
    Once Hitler tool power ( and disarmed lawful Germans and Jews it took 6 years and 100 million lives to restore freedom.)
    Hitler said ” the nation must come before individual rights. Hillary said the same. She started with something innocuous enough, it takes a village” she since reviled her real plans.

    Today the dems introduced a bill that would nullify the first amendment, and a second bill that would repeal the second and fith amendment.

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