Dem senator: Congress's inaction on gun laws is 'green light for would-be shooters'

Dem senator: Congress's inaction on gun laws is 'green light for would-be shooters'
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Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDem senator ties Kavanaugh confirmation vote to Trump-Putin controversy Full interview: Chris Murphy speaks out on the Trump-Putin meeting and what it means Dem senator: NATO has become 'functionally obsolete' under Trump MORE (D-Conn.) said Thursday that Congress’s “unconscionable silence” on gun laws has become “a green light for would-be shooters” after the shooting at a Maryland newspaper.

“Pulling for everyone at the Capital Gazette. Horrible,” Murphy tweeted after the shooting at the newspaper’s offices.

 

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Murphy has been a strong advocate for gun laws, particularly since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 took place in his home state of Connecticut.

Officials said that at least five people were killed in the shooting at the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis and that several others were injured. A suspect in the shooting is in custody.

Several Democratic lawmakers have called for Congress to take action on gun laws in the wake of the shooting, including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTop Ethics Dem calls for Nielsen to resign Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia GOP looks to blunt Dems’ attacks on rising premiums MORE (D-Calif.).