Connecticut Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy said Tuesday that Congress must enact harsh gun control measures because potential mass shooters view their failure to reduce all Americans rights based on the actions of a handful of sick individuals as “quiet acceptance of the carnage.”
Murphy said on the Senate floor Monday:
I know these are harsh words, but I believe in my heart there is an unintentional endorsement that gets sent to these mass murderers when after slaughter after slaughter Congress does nothing. If the greatest deliberative body in the world doesn’t act in unison to condemn them, through policy change, it starts to feel and look like complicity. And so there is going to be another wave of unimaginable pain that will sweep across Las Vegas and the country.
Murphy doubled down Tuesday during a press conference.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 3, 2017
Sen. Murphy: When "madmen" see Congress do nothing in response to repeated shootings "they read that as quiet acceptance of the carnage" pic.twitter.com/hlJWvayfsf
— ABC News (@ABC) October 3, 2017
No word on how Murphy reconciles his position with the fact that there are already some pretty solid laws on the books prohibiting Americans from murdering one another.
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