US Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut has simply had enough. He took some heat in the aftermath of the San Bernadino massacre for saying we can keep our “thoughts and prayers”–they’re not nearly enough.
Now he’s launched a filibuster on the Senate floor to protest inaction by Congress on gun control. No matter what Donald Trrump or the NRA say, Murphy is not talking about taking away people’s guns or repealing the Second Amendment or placing any onerous regulations on everyday, law-abiding people.
He’s talking about expanded background checks, closing the gun show loop hole, reauthorizing the assault weapon ban, preventing people on the FBI’s no-fly or terrorist watch list from buying a gun.