Dem senator lists victims of gun violence during Trump's NRA speech

A Democratic senator criticized President Trump's decision to speak at the National Rifle Association (NRA) Leadership Forum on Friday in Atlanta with a series of tweets naming young victims of gun violence.

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyMcConnell: I doubt any GOP senator will vote to impeach Trump Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FDA MORE (D-Conn.) accused Trump of trying to "celebrate right of criminals to own guns, to glorify weapons that kill" on Twitter during Trump's afternoon address to the NRA convention.

"Here's my advice," Murphy tweeted. "Turn off cable. Don't watch @realDonaldTrump's NRA speech. Instead, think about who we are fighting for."


Murphy went on to tweet photos and names of 11 people killed by gun violence, all of whom were under the age of 30.

Murphy represents Connecticut, site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, and he has been a leading Democratic voice against gun violence.

At last year's Democratic National Convention, he called Trump's position on the Second Amendment "sinister," saying he would support "putting guns in elementary schools."