Senator Chris Murphy

Democrats Oppose Mental Health Reform Bill

After years of bipartisan calls to reform the nation’s mental health system, the Democrats stand opposed to a Republican bill because it puts safeguards in place for gun rights.

Second Amendment rally

Claim: Walmart Background Checks Exceed Federal Requirements

Federal law allows gun dealers to sell a gun once a background check is passed or after a three-day extended check fails to turn up the information necessary to resolve a “delay” from the system. It was in the latter scenario that alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof was able to purchase his gun.