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 MurphyRepublicans struggle to save funding for Trump's border wall Senate Democrats call on Biden to push for COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers at WTO Israel signals confidence in its relationship with Biden 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 PelosiFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Bipartisan success in the Senate signals room for more compromise The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous MORE (D-Calif.).