Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT on Parkland, Florida School Shooting: “This happens nowhere else other than the United States of America, this epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting.” pic.twitter.com/bgIrYzrDRl
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 14, 2018
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy came to the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon to discuss immigration reform, but after the news of an active school shooting in Parkland, Florida, he made his case once more for gun control.
“Let me just note once again for my colleagues that this happens nowhere else other than the United States of America, this epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting,” Murphy said.
Since the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that killed over a dozen first-graders, Murphy has been a staunch fighter for better gun laws, including holding an hours-long filibuster with the help of many of his Senate colleagues.
“It only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction,” Murphy said. “We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else.”
“As a parent it scares me to death that this body doesn’t take seriously the safety of my children,” he said. “And it seems like a lot of parents in south Florida are going to be asking that same question later today.”
Watch above, via CSPAN.
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