Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy


U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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"In states that have tighter gun laws, including assault weapons bans, there are far fewer gun deaths. It is also true that when the country decided to tighten its laws around assault weapons, we saw fewer mass shootings," said Murphy.

Heading to do my first town hall of the year in South Windsor!

I'd really encourage you to watch this today. There are a ton a great school police officers out there. But school arrests for common, non-violent misbehaviors are spiking. Especially amongst black students. It's a problem and we shouldn't ignore it.

Thanks to the new UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Chris Heaton, for stopping by the office today to talk about the path forward to restore government in Stormont.

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Funny how the debt remains hidden to Republicans when they are in charge. Only a red alert problem under Democratic presidents.

Good morning. The assault weapons ban worked.

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I first met @MaxwellFrostFL  when he was 15 and coming to Washington to advocate for gun safety laws. Awesome to have him in the office today to talk about how we keep collaborating on saving lives - now as colleagues!!

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"The story of American mass murder is not a story of broken brains, paranoia, grudge or grievance. It's a story of how easily people in crisis can get their hands on weapons of mass destruction."

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FYI this isn't stopping. There have been 18 mass shootings SINCE Uvalde. You need to know this. Because it's not going to stop until we do something. 1/ Here's just a sampling of the slaughter in the last six days:

President Obama set up anti-pandemic programs in 47 vulnerable countries, as a way to protect against something just like Coronavirus breaking out across the world. Experts begged Trump to keep them open. He closed 37 of them.

It's worth asking why we spend $600 billion a year on the military if we can't get more than 5000 troops and 50 helicopters to Puerto Rico.

97% of Americans believe that you should have to pass a background check before you buy a gun. RT if you're one of them.

This hasn't gotten enough attention, but you need to know. Everybody needs to know. 1/ It's about the massive coverup campaign underway to disguise the octopus-like Russian election interference operation being run on Trump's behalf. Please read this whole thing.

The Uvalde video puts to bed, forever, the question of whether the way to deal with bad guys with guns is to make sure there are more good guys with guns. We've always known it was a gun industry created lie, designed to sell more guns. Now we just have the gut wrenching proof.

Driving home tonight, I thought about Republicans' floor speeches today on the "sanctity of life". And how this concern for "life" apparently doesn't extend to the kids who were shot today in a school in Michigan. So I turned the car around, and went to the Senate floor.

To my colleagues: your cowardice to act cannot be whitewashed by thoughts and prayers. None of this ends unless we do something to stop it.

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