Connecticut senators call for gun control reforms on six-month mark since Sandy Hook

In December, a gunman shot and killed 20 first graders and six educators. Since then Democrats have called for gun control reforms.

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In April, the Senate failed to get 60 votes to advance gun control legislation, which would have required background checks on all gun purchases and increased penalties for gun trafficking. 

Murphy pointed out that at least the Senate tried, while the House hasn’t even taken up any gun control legislation.

“The House down the hall has done absolutely nothing, hasn’t lifted a finger to move legislation forward,” Murphy said. “Six months later, and not a single answer for these families.”

Both senators said they were optimistic that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will try again to bring S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act, up for a vote again.

“I wish we weren’t down here commemorating nothing being done,” Murphy said. “But we will not go away.”

Murphy added that more than 5,000 other people have been killed because of gun violence in America since the Sandy Hook massacre.