In the heartbreaking aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando last Sunday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and fellow Democrats have taken control of the Senate with a talking filibuster. The lawmakers, who are determined to add gun control measures to a DOJ spending bill, began their filibuster about three hours ago after Murphy proposed legislation that would require universal background checks for gun purchases and deny suspected terrorists the ability to obtain firearms.
Murphy, an outspoken gun safety advocate, began the filibuster earlier this morning by saying:
I’m going to remain on this floor until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together on these two measures, that we can get a path forward on addressing this epidemic in a meaningful, bipartisan way.
Watch the Democratic Senate gun-control filibusterer in the livestream video below:
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