Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy announces book on gun violence

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy announces book on gun violence
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Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOvernight Defense: US, Russia tensions grow over nuclear arms | Highlights from Esper's Asia trip | Trump strikes neutral tone on Hong Kong protests | General orders ethics review of special forces White House eyes September action plan for gun proposals Trump phoned Democratic senator to talk gun control MORE (D-Conn.) announced Monday that he is writing a book about gun violence in the United States.

"I've got a book coming out January 2020!" Murphy tweeted.

"THE VIOLENCE INSIDE US is a deeply personal, ambitious exploration of American violence, and the biological and historical roots of why and how we hurt each other," he added. "Pre-order it here and lots of other places."

According to Penguin Random House, the book begins with the 2012 shootings in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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It then traces Murphy's "profound personal transformation" and tackles the discussion around gun violence.