Chris Murphy: GOP Sending ‘Silent Message of Endorsement’ to School Shooters

Border Israel - Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., a leading voice in the Senate for gun control,
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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) reacted to Tuesday’s Oxford High shooting by suggesting Republicans’ refusal to pass gun control sends a “silent message of endorsement” to school shooters.

“It happens here in America because we choose to let it happen. We’re not unlucky. This is purposeful This is a choice made by the United States Senate to sit on our hands and do nothing,” Murphy said, addressing high profile shootings, the Hill reported .

He went on to suggest Republicans’ opposition to gun control sends “a silent message of endorsement to would-be killers.”

Murphy called for his Republican colleagues to “get these dangerous, military style weapons off our streets [and] out of our schools.”

Breitbart News noted the Oxford High shooter used a handgun in this attack.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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