Oct 2, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Chris Murphy on Vegas: "It's time for Congress to get off its ass"

Democrats took the opportunity after the mass shooting in Las Vegas to call for more policy changes, including Sen. Chris Murphy, who became a leading advocate against gun violence following the Newtown elementary school shooting:

"This must stop. It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy responses to this epidemic. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with legislative indifference. It's time for Congress to get off its ass and do something."

Democrats calling for change:

The administration:

Congressional leadership:

Nevada politicians:

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