Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.): Lack of Gun Control Will Cause More Pulse Nightclub Massacres

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) speaks next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she will introduce a bill to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds to help to stop gun violence. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In a statement to the press, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said The Pulse nightclub massacre is part of an “epidemic” that “will continue without end if Congress continues to sit on its hands and do nothing, again.”

I know the pain and sadness that has brought too many communities — Newtown, Oregon, Aurora, San Bernardino, and now Orlando — to their knees, and I can only hope that America’s leaders will do something to prevent another community from being added to the list. This phenomenon of near constant mass shootings happens only in America — nowhere else. Congress has become complicit in these murders by its total, unconscionable deafening silence.

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  1. avatar Guardiano says:

    Paris?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      South Africa ?

    2. avatar Bob says:

      Brussels?

  2. avatar Joe Grine says:

    Actually, its a lack of Islam control that is the problem. And a lack of Democrat control.

    1. avatar Armed Mama in CO says:

      ??

  3. avatar Keystone says:

    (D-Conn)

    Welp, that’s all I needed to know.

    1. avatar Resident CT says:

      Lack of IQ on the part of Murphy is the real problem. There should be IQ tests for people that run for office. I am not saying that they should be disqualified for low IQ, just that the public has the right to know how a candidate scores. Also there should be background checks on persons like Murphy, If gun owners need background checks why not the people that hold the power to declare war and have the power to harm millions of people? It is just common sense the politicians have IQ tests and background checks.

  4. avatar Greg says:

    No, Senator, the failure to acknowledge that we are at war with radical Islam will lead to more deaths. Just as it did in NY, Boston, Chattanooga and San Bernadino. Stop allowing unvetted Syrians to enter the country, impose a moratorium on all immigration and secure the border, you fool.

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    The press is getting ready to hold a press conference.
    . This could get ugly.

  6. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    What about gravity control?

    The Mooslims hurl suspected homosexuals from the rooftops in Islamic counties like it’s an Olympic event.

  7. avatar Chip in Florida says:

    The bodies aren’t even cold and this Douchenozle is blaming the guns.

    Dude, that is not a soap box you are standing on, it is someone’s coffin.

    1. avatar Hipster - Past Tense says:

      He is not even waiting for coffins. He’s standing on the still warm bodies of the latest victims of Islam. He needs to be lecturing the FBI. Weed out these radicals.

  8. avatar Todd says:

    Assault rifles are already illegal Senator, how about making murder illegal.

    Oh wait it is.

  9. avatar Mark says:

    Liberal thought processes fascinate me. I just can’t wrap my head around the emotional based ideas completely devoid of logic or statistical evidence. It is like telling a kid 2 + 2 = 4, but the kid insists it is 3 because that’s what he believes. There is a pure disconnect here and I don’t see it ever going away in my lifetime…. (sigh)

    1. avatar Armed Mama in CO says:

      ??

  10. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

    Our local congresswoman(didn’t catch her name) was waving the bloody shirt about gun show loopholes and military weapons and ammo, in the hands of private citizens, blah, blah, blah. We need a Bloody Shirt Award for the most depraved politician who is the first to blurt out the same tired anti-gun BS after such horrific events.

  11. avatar Vv ind says:

    As long as our lame congress continues to do nothing these evil black rifles will continue to use radical Muslims to kill people!

  12. avatar Mikele says:

    CNN just announced the gunman had recently stated his alliance to ISIS. I cannot tell you how I relish listening to leftist propaganda news stations bite their tongue reporting this. Because you know this kind of attention is not in line with their agenda of anti-Trump Anti-gun white Republican males shooting up schools.

  13. avatar Priest of the center mass says:

    Islam did this senator…nothing less.
    Nothing more.
    Pray for the dead.

    They were just handing out bullets of compassion.
    D.conn….i think it stands for something else.

    Wait till the rappers find out that islam is coming for mommas food stamps.

  14. avatar Pascal says:

    Example #100000, spout out political BS to your base because they are to stupid and to emotionally involved to seek the fact that the killer was a licensed armed security guard able to legally get whatever he wanted.

  15. avatar Stu in AZ says:

    Found this, not sure how true it is: http://www.redstate.com/jaycaruso/2016/06/12/omar-mateen-concealed-carry-license-security-license-florida/

    So supposedly he had a license to carry and a security license.
    Proposed “common sense” universal background checks wouldn’t have helped. He already passed those. What would’ve helped in this regard would’ve been allowing night club patrons to carry what they’re licensed to carry almost everywhere else.
    Banning assault weapon production like Mr. Clinton did in the 90s actually might’ve helped. Until you consider that they’re now the most prevalent rifle in the nation and anyone capable of planning an attack like this would’ve likely gotten their hands on one anyway. Especially with the ISIS intelligence network backing them. Also would’ve been just as easy to kill 50 people with a bunch of smaller, easier to carry, 10 round pistols. Fire 10 rounds out of each hand into the cowering crowd, drop, grab the next two.

    What were the other common sense propositions that surely would’ve stopped this incident without taking away all our guns or violating the 5th amendment rights of our Muslim population? There must be something Clinton’s policies could’ve done, right?

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      The big fault with background checks is they only report what a person has done. Not what they will do. Minority Report was a movie. Not reality.

    2. avatar DaveW says:

      For 21+ years I carried the M-16… and IT was never classified as an “assault weapon”. I still have my field book titled “Care and Maintenance of the M-16 Rifle”. The AR-15 was sold to the public as a varmint rifle even before the M-16 was offered to the USAF, tested, and adopted in 1964, and thereafter adopted by the other services.

      Here in California, the state is attempting to classify any rifle with a detachable magazine as an assault rifle. That includes my Ruger 10/22 paper puncher.

  16. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Congress has become complicit in these murders by its total, unconscionable deafening silence.
    The adherents of the Religion Of peace are never to blame.
    There is no such thing as Islamic Terrorism. No. Never.
    My take….
    Islam has become complicit in these murders by its total, unconscionable encouragement.

  17. avatar MiniMe says:

    Dear Sen. Chris Murphy: Please shut up and piss off.

    #kissthedarkestpartofmyhairyass

  18. avatar JMike says:

    I think he doesn’t actually understand “cause” and “effect”.

  19. avatar Kyle says:

    now that Isis has taken responsibility, time for the narrative to change….maybe.

    Or does he think we need to start gun control on Isis?

  20. avatar Kap says:

    another Democrat can’t do anything else except be a traitor, go to Chicago down in the Hood and preach that sh*t!

  21. avatar Pascal says:

    The failure is with government on this one.

    They allowed someone twice investigated by the FBI for possible ties to ISIS to pass all the necessary exams and background checks to become a licensed armed security guard who can easily get access to the LEO weapons he wanted to create this massacre. Nope, this is all on the government. Instead of what new laws do we need, what new government do we need to prevent this from happening again.

  22. avatar Mk10108 says:

    What giggles me is how does an elected democrat call for gun control when part of his base wants to lawfully protect themselves?

  23. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    “I can only hope that America’s leaders will do something to prevent another community from being added to the list.”

    When you have a proposal that will disarm the bad guys, without disarming the good guys, I’ll listen.

    Still waiting.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Conversely, come up with a plan which will cause all of the good guys to be armed (98%), don’t GAS about the bad guys (2%), when they misbehave they will be chopped into dog food and left to rot in the sun. The biggest threat this country faces is too many unarmed citizens.

  24. avatar Timmy! says:

    “This phenomenon of near constant mass shootings happens only in America — nowhere else. ”

    Is readyformonica16 writing this guy’s speeches?

  25. avatar derfel cadarn says:

    Lack of admitting islam is the problem will cause more.

  26. avatar Krp says:

    Didn’t Israel just have a cafe shooting this week? I love how Europe is “gunfree”. But somehow the Islamists got Ak 47s into Paris twice in 2 years. Mumbai India had multiple people NonMuslims killed. American soldiers on a train from Belgium halted a mass shooting event on train but the beat goes on and stop calling a semi auto weapon an assist rifle you jackasses!!

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