Senate Dems Filibuster for Vote on Gun Reform
- Washington 06/15/2016 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy
—In response to the massacre in Orlando, Senate Democrats joined Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy in a filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday. They are determined to fix the nation’s broken gun laws.
—The Senators are calling for federal legislation to keep known or suspected terrorists from buying guns and to close the gun show and internet loopholes. This is where 40% of guns are now sold, but it's also where a person can purchase a weapon without a background check.
—Murphy said, "The measures would have been impactful with respect to the mass shooter in Orlando." That gunman legally purchased weapons including an assault weapon, even though he was flagged by the FBI for suspected terrorist activities.
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