Sen. Chris Murphy Closes Epic 15 Hour Filibuster On Gun Control In The Most Amazing Way (VIDEO)


This past Sunday, we all woke up to the news that another horrific hate crime had occurred — this time at a nightclub in Orlando where 49 people were killed by a domestic terrorist wielding an assault rifle. People everywhere have responded to this in many ways, but Democratic Senator Christopher Murphy said it best with #EnoughIsEnough.

Wednesday, in an effort to try to pressure Republicans to come to their senses and accept logical legislation that would prohibit suspected terrorists from buying firearms, Senator Murphy launched a filibuster on the Senate floor, which fellow Democrats quickly joined.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the first:

We can act to make the next shooting less likely. We can act to reduce the likelihood that a disturbed individual, a criminal, or a terrorist is again able to kill dozens, again, with a gun. And if we fail to act, the next time someone uses a gun to kill one of us, a gun that we could have kept out of the hands of a terrorist, then the members of this Congress will have blood on our hands.

While not taking away from the tragedy in Orlando, Senator Murphy closed his amazing, almost 15 hour day, reminding us of the Sandy Hook tragedy and one little boy’s story in particular.

So this has been a day of questions. And so I ask you all this question: If Anne Marie Murphy can do that, what can you do to make sure that Orlando or Sandy Hook never ever happens again?

And with that, he yielded the floor.

I’ve been watching the reactions for most of the night and now morning, and it’s clear that his enduring charge has led to a successful outcome. There will be a vote.

He went on to thank supporters:

While his plan succeeded, there is still work to do. As he stated in his speech, “The fight is far from over.”


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