Democratic Senator Chris Murphy is not taking gun violence sitting down. After the Orlando massacre and Christina Grimmie’s untimely death, the representative from Connecticut is fighting tooth and nail to get something done about our gun control problems.
Chris Murphy, 42, the Democratic Senator and representative of the Newton, Connecticut district is taking a stand for what he believes in. He vowed to stay “as long as I can” on the senate floor until Congress makes a change to the current gun control legislation — passing the 10-hour mark and going into the evening. The filibuster Chris launched even received the support of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for the United States, 68-year-old Hillary Clinton.
“I live every single day with the memory of Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down in 2012,” Chris said passionately on the senate floor alongside a video of the growing number of deaths related to gun violence. “I am most of the time around here a team player but I’ve had enough.”
His spokesman noted that Chris intends to continue holding “the floor to push for a vote on amendments to close the terror gap and expand background checks.” To clarify, the CT senator is publicly speaking to the senate, for as long as he can, to expedite gun control changes that he feels need to take place. “For those of us that represent Connecticut, the failure of this body to do anything, anything at all in the face of that continued slaughter isn’t just painful to us, it’s unconscionable,” Chris added.
Hillary also took to Twitter on June 15, to showcase her ultimate support and agreement with the gun control reform Chris is currently seeking.
The senator’s filibuster comes days after the nation suffered a horrific weekend, where 49 innocents were brutally slain at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12. Suspected terrorist Omar Mateen, 29, was later killed on the scene by police. Graphic videos and texts of the heinous act have been shared by grieving family members and the deceased. The incident has been described as the worst mass shooting in United States History.
Furthermore, YouTube sensation and former Voice contestant 22-year-old Christina Grimmie also was tragically murdered on June 11 by gunman Kevin Loibl, 27, in Orlando as she went in to hug him during a “meet and greet” with her fans. Kevin ultimately died on the scene after turning the gun on himself. There continues to be an out pour of support from fans, celebs and family members following her untimely death.
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