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Congress Is ‘Complicit’ In Orlando Slaughter, Senator Says [View all]

Source: Huff Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/orlando-shooting-chris-murphy-newtown_us_575d7c97e4b0e39a28add74f

Sen. Chris Murphy, who represents Newtown, Connecticut, blamed lawmakers for failing to curb gun violence.

Sen. Chris Murphy, who represents Newtown, Connecticut, blamed lawmakers for failing to curb gun violence. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) accused Congress of being “complicit” in the murder of at least 50 people early Sunday at an Orlando club, citing its “deafening silence” on gun violence.

Murphy, a vocal gun control advocate, represents the community of Newtown, where a gunman fatally shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

“This phenomenon of near constant mass shootings happens only in America – nowhere else,” Murphy said in a statement on Sunday. “Congress has become complicit in these murders by its total, unconscionable deafening silence. This doesn’t have to happen, but this epidemic will continue without end if Congress continues to sit on its hands and do nothing – again.”

A gunman killed 50 people and injured at least 53 at Pulse, a gay nightclub in downtown Orlando, in what police are calling the worst shooting in American history. Authorities say Omar Mateen stormed the club around 2 a.m. Sunday and opened fire. He was later killed by police.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/orlando-shooting-chris-murphy-newtown_us_575d7c97e4b0e39a28add74f




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