Senate Dem Suggests Michigan Shooting Can Bring Legislators ‘Back to the Table’ on Gun Control
Senator Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) on Sunday recommended a recent school shooting in Michigan that left 4 trainees dead could “bring individuals back to the table” on gun control reform.
In the wake of the Oxford High School shooting, Murphy claimed that Republicans tend to have “epiphanies” on gun control after mass school shootings.
” I want my Republican associates didn’t, sort of, have epiphanies on this issue just after mass school shootings. But that tends to be what takes place, and so my hope is that in the next couple of weeks we can return to the table and see if we can, at least, as you said, maybe close the gun program loophole. That alone would save a great deal of lives,” he said during a look on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday.
Murphy stated he wants to “settle” for less strict gun control measures.
” I will not let the best be the enemy of the great, best. I want universal background checks, I desire a restriction on assault weapons, however I will go for something much less since that will conserve lives,” he stated.
Murphy has long been a proponent of more stringent weapon laws. His most current push follows 15-year-old trainee Ethan Crumbley was arrested in connection to the Oxford High Shooting, as were his parents, who allegedly purchased the semiautomatic handgun that was used in the shooting as a Christmas present.
Murphy said the “guidelines of the Senate” are keeping Congress from passing a universal background checks costs because it has the votes in the Home and “most likely” someplace between 52 and 54 votes in the Senate. However, the costs would require to clear a 60-vote threshold in the Senate in order to pass.
” I also understand that this is, I think, one of the terrific social change movements in this nation’s history, that we can’t let failure or challenge stop us. We’re going to need to continue to construct a motion. If we don’t change the guidelines of the Senate then we’re eventually going to need 60 votes, and so we require to continue to develop our political power around the country,” he added.
He said he was dealt with Senator Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) over numerous months “searching for a compromise that can get 60 votes in the Senate,” including that, “perhaps this shooting will bring people back to the table.”
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Published at Sun, 05 Dec 2021 17:28:31 +0000