Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated that background checks would not have prevented the Sandy Hook shooting while discussing President Obama’s plans to take executive action on gun control on Monday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC.
Murphy said the president “has the ability to simply clarify an existing law to make sure that more sales go through background checks, and of course, he’s lining up with where 80% to 90% of the American people are. I mean, everybody agrees that you should just, at the very least, prove that you’re not a criminal before you buy a gun. And listen, background checks wouldn’t have saved the lives of those kids in Sandy Hook, but those families are dedicated to trying to save other lives, in places like Chicago, or Bridgeport or New York, and this executive action if he goes through with it, it will lead to less slaughter out in the streets of America.”
(h/t Real Clear Politics)
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