Murphy to Congress: Hold the sympathy, pass gun law

A press conference to promote a relatively modest gun-control measure became a platform Friday for U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to denounce the U.S. Congress for refusing to act in the wake of high-profile mass shootings like the one Thursday in Oregon or the quieter daily toll of gun violence in the U.S.

“Congress has become an accomplice in these murders,” said Murphy, standing in Hartford with two fellow Democratic members of the Connecticut congressional delegation, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Elizabeth Esty. “We are quietly endorsing this mass slaughter by refusing to act in the face of mass shooting after mass shooting.”

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