Sen. Chris Murphy on Texas School Shooting: "What are we doing? What are we doing?

  • Am Vor 2 Monate

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    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): "The 14 kids dead in an elementary school in Texas right now. What are we doing? What are we doing? Just days after a shooter walked into a grocery store to gun down African American patrons we have another Sandy Hook on our hands." www.c-span.org/event/?520459/...

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Samuel Mancarious
Samuel Mancarious

The level of corruption that has to exist in a government for something like this to be so frequent is disgusting and heartbreaking

Vor 2 Monate
Blackadder153
Blackadder153

Yeah well tell the government to stop doing it or enabling it.

Vor 2 Monate
Screaming Pencil
Screaming Pencil

As long as politicians are more preoccupied with money and power rather than the security of the citizens, nothing will change.

Vor 2 Monate
Screaming Pencil
Screaming Pencil

@Mike Ziegler If my child is hitting someone with a stick, I will blame the child, not the stick. I will, however, take away the stick.

Vor 2 Monate
Tall Guy Pictures
Tall Guy Pictures

As someone not from the US, but who is familiar with all the issues facing your country this is the one that is most mind boggling. It genuinely seems that there is no amount of dead school children that will lead to change. And that is absolutely heart breaking. My thoughts are with the friends and families of this preventable crime.

Vor 2 Monate
Paul Aaron
Paul Aaron

@Angela Michelle I did say maybe there's something good I haven't seen yet. No type of shootings are "only here" either.

Vor 20 Tage
Angela Michelle
Angela Michelle

@Paul Aaron #1- Wrong take. dead wrong. Only here. 2. oh well if **you** haven't thought of anything, there must not be anything! s/

Vor 24 Tage
Paul Aaron
Paul Aaron

@Tall Guy Pictures I don't think the U.S. is especially high in "mass shootings". Depends on how you are defining it too, but I don't think any gun legislation is necessary to make schools more secure at least. I haven't heard any good gun legislation suggestions either. Maybe there's something I haven't seen yet though.

Vor 2 Monate
Tall Guy Pictures
Tall Guy Pictures

@Paul Aaron I don't see any harm in making changes outside of gun legislation that could prevent specific cases like this. But it will only be serious gun reform that will impact the sheer number of mass shooting cases in the US.

Vor 2 Monate
Paul Aaron
Paul Aaron

It's not about the number of dead kids. People just want to do different things about it. Sometimes, something is proposed and shot down because it's "not enough". So it's a fight between people willing to do some things, and others that only want big changes. From my perspective, conservatives say things like "lock doors, get guards, develop plans" and democrats say it's not enough. Could have easily been enough in this case.

Vor 2 Monate
Yami Lima
Yami Lima

Schools are not the same. As a teacher this hits hard. Every month we do a lock down drill, every month we have students go to a hard corner, every month we sit in the dark and listen while the security guards jiggle our doors to see if we locked them and wait for the drill to be over just in case. After Parkland, I was traumatized as a teacher to go through these drills. After Parkland something needed to happen. Heck after Columbine!!!! But nothing is ever done!! Represent your people. Do something!

Vor 2 Monate
Cheez 8553
Cheez 8553

Thats sick, here in Belgium we had 1 firedrill a year. (Sadly) we are among the biggest gun producing countrys in the world and still it’s a really strict gunlaw. The law in murica is a joke. You dont need more gun’s YOU NEED LESS

Vor 2 Monate
Gags Double J
Gags Double J

@Chris Barrett God has everything under control God is alive Watch Perry stone

Vor 2 Monate
Chris Barrett
Chris Barrett

While I applaud Senator Chris Murphy for his impassioned speech, it has all fallen on deaf ears on the Republican side because they don't care about anything or anyone that may be an inconvenience to them and their bottom line. Begging these anti democratic , anti life traitors is not the answer but putting them on blast at a any and every opportunity is because they deserve to be humiliated and exposed publicly for their greed and self serving interests and actions.

Vor 2 Monate
Gags Double J
Gags Double J

@Screaming Pencil Blessings and thank you Trust Lord Jesus, and your house will be saved You are a person born to be loved Heaven is real and hell is real Jesus loves everyone even Jesus loves your enemies Watch Sid Roth’s

Vor 2 Monate
Chris Cupp
Chris Cupp

Thank you for stating what so many of us are thinking right now. We have to find common ground and do something! Heartbroken and frustrated in Texas.

Vor 2 Monate
Lil
Lil

@banunos yes fund Ukraine to protect their borders. Instead of funding for security in our schools.

Vor Monat
banunos
banunos

Our government actually did something!

Vor Monat
Fuzzyfezz
Fuzzyfezz

They'll never do anything but I appreciate this speech and the empathy behind it

Vor 2 Monate
banunos
banunos

Turns out we actually did something!

Vor Monat
Cordy Q
Cordy Q

Looks like that speech sank in and a bipartisan safer communities act which is a start is on the move up. What really needs to happen is an amendment to the 2nd amendment which removes rights to carry certain weapons unless those weapons are necessary for work. Living in Australia, I have that privilege of not needing a weapon for any reason including protection... I have a certain trust in my fellow man which us aussies have without thinking about it because we were raised to not be so dammed aggressive and if we are, we have help available at no cost. Its not an infallible system but I'd rather be here than in the states where life doesnt matter anymore.

Vor Monat
Yellow Fromtano
Yellow Fromtano

@Fuzzyfezz a filibuster that can be thrown out with we had a better attitude that that to look at things and get bills passed in the senate

Vor 2 Monate
Syed Abbas
Syed Abbas

Facts

Vor 2 Monate
Ashley Wright
Ashley Wright

It feels hopeless, especially when you DO have a senator that is trying to do something like Chris Murphy. Who are you supposed to call? Other people's senators? Again, WHAT are we doing?

Vor 2 Monate
Breathe in Breathe out
Breathe in Breathe out

As a parent, I'm absolutely heartbroken for those parents. As a parent, I'm scared for my kids future's. Absolutely tragic... prayers to everyone involved. Change needs to happen and needs to happen NOW. God bless everyone and stay safe!

Vor 2 Monate
banunos
banunos

@adam alexander Its not just that. The frequency of this happening is another factor in this

Vor Monat
World Volgs
World Volgs

@adam alexander Blame the people for electing leaders who don't have the guts to get rid of ARs

Vor 2 Monate
Laura Dent
Laura Dent

As a teacher in Australia, I’m heartbroken for every teacher and student in America that has to endure this fear… I cannot fathom how US lawmakers can have such a focus and push to walk backwards in womens rights to healthcare but cannot reflect that gun reform needs to happen… Thank you for your words Chris. Honestly if there were more people like you, there’d be less events like this.

Vor 2 Monate
j talbot
j talbot

This is not about political beliefs. This is about doing whats right and protecting people.

Vor 2 Monate
Rob Schneider is the Carrot
Rob Schneider is the Carrot

Americans make every topic political, including this one.

Vor 2 Monate
Blackadder153
Blackadder153

Yes Make Murder Illegal. lol What measures do you suggest?

Vor 2 Monate
Robert Binder
Robert Binder

@Party Poison "more guns" that will be in the hands of trained personnel smart one.

Vor 2 Monate
relagro
relagro

I didn’t think I had any tears left after so many of these shootings, I’d become kind of numb, but then he mentioned the children needing a safe word in the classroom. Damnit.

Vor 2 Monate
Party Poison
Party Poison

And yet we go on. We just live with the filth.. while the rest of the world watches it drown us.

Vor 2 Monate
A Fera
A Fera

I stood up and clapped. This man is speaking the freaking truth. This country is collapsing and its only in this country where this is happening. something is not right. something is going on.

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Adrian Messenger
Adrian Messenger

@buttermeupbro Based on what??? What's your source??? The UN? The WEF? The WHO? Effin' clown! 🤣🤣😂😂😆😆

Vor 2 Monate
Tom Conn
Tom Conn

Immeasurable respect for you, Senator. You care. Others sadly do not.

Vor 2 Monate
Scott Corell
Scott Corell

Chris Murphy speech will go viral... he did not blame the right or left, he is asking congress, WHAT ARE WE DOING??!!!

Vor 2 Monate
TK
TK

​@David Luther as he states, what are they doing that murica is the single modern country that needs to have armed guards at schools

Vor 2 Monate
Rohan Kurian
Rohan Kurian

He is asking the #trumps and #elonmusks as well 🌩

Vor 2 Monate
Bammmyouuu
Bammmyouuu

I can see why Murphy took that personally. This is not meant to be taken as mockery; It’s clear that the Sandy Hook shooting definitely hit him harder since he’s representing Connecticut, and that’s completely understandable

Vor 2 Monate
EscapeVelocity
EscapeVelocity

@Damian There was armed security at the school. The shooter in Uvalde encountered the school district security officer, who was armed. They may have exchanged gunfire. The shooter also ran into two police officers outside the school, both of whom were injured in what was probably an exchange of gunfire. THREE armed officers did nothing to stop the shooter. After that, police gathered outside of the school for nearly an hour before they decided they had enough people to storm the building, at which point an entire classroom's worth of children had been murdered. Most schools have maybe one resource officer, if any. If you're proposing we fund a whole team of heavily armed security officers per school in America (and ignore for now how utterly dystopian and authoritarian that sounds - government security officers roaming everywhere), that'd cost tens to hundreds of billions of dollars every year and become a noticeable drag on the economy. Not to mention it doesn't solve the underlying problem of school shooters simply forcing their way in, because as it turns out in recent shootings, armed security seems just as likely to die or run away than actually stand their ground and stop a shooter.

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AskMississippi AskMississippi
AskMississippi AskMississippi

“The world is in more peril from those who tolerate evil or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.” -Dr. Albert Einstein, 3/30 1953

Vor 2 Monate
LawlietsCake
LawlietsCake

@Josh Miller Absolutely

Vor 2 Monate
Anne Stovgaard
Anne Stovgaard

@444nthony Stand together, use the internet to get in contact with other people, that also have had enough. Fight for your right, not to live in fear. You are millions, and they need your votes ;-) NRA may have money, but politicians cant do anything without votes. And start believing in change, that is always the first step :-)

Vor 2 Monate
Party Poison
Party Poison

@Gregg Edwards The hell does being able to dress have anything to do with his absolute genius? The guy put more thought into things that mattered, and clothes.. don’t really matter as much as his theories. Honestly clothes in general are something people stress too much about. Remember when Harry Styles lit the internet on fire because he wore a dress? It’s fabric, people.. jeez.

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TheAmazingDolphin
TheAmazingDolphin

Imagine being a 2nd Grader, and then a random insane person massacres 3/4th of your class. Imagine being the last group of parents at the reunion center. Jesus Christ.

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Memez of fuckery
Memez of fuckery

40 minutes inside the school, only 21 people killed

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YorktownUSA
YorktownUSA

It's hard to imagine 💔😔

Vor 2 Monate
Salina
Salina

This wasn’t a talk to the left or right or democratic or republic or whatever else- this was a speech to the people. To us. To everybody. That we can’t just say “agree to disagree” anymore. When this many children and young adults are dying, I don’t understand why we haven’t found a solution. I don’t understand.

Vor 2 Monate
Maria Rubino
Maria Rubino

"And it is a choice" struck me hard. Truth.

Vor 2 Monate
Party Poison
Party Poison

@Caleb WHY IS YOUR SOLUTION TO A GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC “MORE GUNS”?!

Vor 2 Monate
Michele Phipps
Michele Phipps

Shooter was confronted by two armed police officers before he entered the school. They were outgunned.

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Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson

When the UK had a school shooting 20 odd years ago we banned handguns outright. At the time I was a member of a gun club in London, which almost immediately folded after this. I liked target shooting. I liked guns, having been taught to shoot at an early age. I knew the emergency legislation that followed was more about the government being seen to take action that actual considered improvements. I also did not quibble ONE IOTA about the new ultra restrictive laws, even though we already had the most restrictive laws in the world. Why? Because no one's pleasure in making a stick go 'boom' and hitting a target is worth the life of a single child. It's not a difficult equation to solve.

Vor 2 Monate
sameer mohideen
sameer mohideen

@Sky It’s definitely possible.

Vor 2 Monate
Sky
Sky

it's impossible to ban guns in america.

Vor 2 Monate
Olololol lol
Olololol lol

S.Korea has never allowed guns in public, and I just realized how big does that mean..

Vor 2 Monate
Nicki Lewis
Nicki Lewis

It’s so sad that they won’t do anything! And we will continue to see this happen again & again because it’s not about children safety it’s about the money

Vor 2 Monate
Marsh
Marsh

@ChooChoo4U The primary issue here , is there should NEVER have been ; such easy access to a military assault rifle.!! There was no cooling off period - no set conditions for the Gun type. The young Gunman , simply purchased his weapon of choice (not unlike buying a bike) then walked out of the Shop and just days later - committed this atrocity. Bad Policing is Secondary ; should never have to confront - a Military Weapon in a School. It is not about a ban on Guns ; it's about restricting access to limit "Risk" of mass killing.

Vor 2 Monate
ChooChoo4U
ChooChoo4U

This would not have happened had the police did their job and went in after the guy. They refused to go in and stopped parents from doing so. Some of the cops went in and got their kids but left the others. The door was also propped open by a teacher a few mins before. This is a policing and school security issue. It was completely preventable.

Vor 2 Monate
Wilbert Shirley
Wilbert Shirley

I don't usually trust politicians but this is so emotional & well said by this senator.. My deepest condolences & my heart goes out to all the families who lost someone in this shooting 😢💔

Vor 2 Monate
A G
A G

I love this man...I love everything that he is saying. Good for him.

Vor 2 Monate
Joben Deye
Joben Deye

As a recent graduate from high school I cannot fully express my rage of this issue in America. Every month we have drills for lockdown/shooting. Every month we are told to be quiet and sit in the dark. That all changed after my freshman year. Starting my Sophomore year in high school the drill changed. They now could happen during class changes and lunch. Not only did that change, but now we had our SRO firing blanks and using a master key to open up random classroom doors and say “You’re dead”. It is terrifying to see a drill change so much in a single year. In my middle school days we had bomb threats regularly. We had about 1 every month. We would all hear someone talking over the announcements telling us to go outside and we all knew what it was about. “Oh it’s just another bomb threat that’s all.” That’s what kids would say! Middle schoolers are saying oh it’s just another bomb threat while the teachers are instructed to keep their mouths shut and not say anything. WE ALL KNEW! I am terrified that I could live in a country where I have to sit down with my spouse and have a serious conversation on whether or not we are letting our own kids go to school. I am terrified that I still have many years of college ahead of me and I could be next. There MUST be change!

Vor 2 Monate
Alesia Simmons
Alesia Simmons

Genuinely I'm so sorry for the families affected by this tragedy as I just couldn't imagine. I can't imagine! How is it we have to fear our children coming home when sending them to school. The one place supposed to be the second safest place to be? That should never be possible and our nation is the only one who is facing this becoming a trend. I pray for some kind of comfort for the ones affected by this and for the healing process to bring comfort and peace in a horrible time. I'm so sorry....

Vor 2 Monate
Barry Clark
Barry Clark

What a wonderful man to tell it as it is. My heart goes out to all those whos lives will never be the same.

Vor 2 Monate
vivi chang
vivi chang

Good for you Chris Murphy. Please keep going, please keep asking all the senators to do the right thing, I’m not a American, but it doesn’t matter, I preying for all the people who is trying to do the right thing as a human being, not as a citizen, but a mother, a daughter, a sister, a human being.

Vor 2 Monate
Oli Dinka
Oli Dinka

Senator Murphy has a point “What are we doing” Republicans: oh we are busy going to NRA events and promoting the use of more guns in schools in order to get enough donations for our re-elections. The senate evolved from representing states to representing money corporations greed and ego. This is sad and tragic that our government can’t pull itself togethor and pass a proper bill for gun control so the US can be like other countries in term of gun control, I would actually support something similar to Britain’s approach to gun control so nobody would need to really use guns even law enforcement just tasers and fists. (Illegal gun trade might be a problem)

Vor 2 Monate
BatmanFanGirl
BatmanFanGirl

@Let’s go brandon hmm like taking away abortion... Interesting.

Vor 2 Monate
Let’s go brandon
Let’s go brandon

Oli Dinka: It’s our Right to own guns plain n simple. Stop blaming guns and look at the real problem...the people doing it. Stop trying to infringe on our Rights before we start to infringe on yours.

Vor 2 Monate
Kitty Tam
Kitty Tam

"If they (the kids) started to get nightmare during the day, stepping over their classmates' bodies as they tried to flee... What are we doing?" said Sen. Chris Murphy. I think the worst scenario for the kids is to put their friends' blood on their bodies and playing Dead to escape the killing. Sad, very sad, isn't it?

Vor 2 Monate
Brian Edmonds
Brian Edmonds

No seriously, what the fuck are we doing .

Vor 2 Monate
The Stranger
The Stranger

This is America, we normalise everything here and move on by coping, making ourselves believe that we have it better here than most places

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Vivid Dreams
Vivid Dreams

@Aaron Sanchez Interest

Vor 2 Monate
snake guy1
snake guy1

@Aaron Sanchez yeah, but it seems abortion is ok tho👍

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Joe Smith
Joe Smith

@Seth Gray dafuque are you even attempting to say?

Vor 2 Monate
Alpacatron Gaming
Alpacatron Gaming

Wish I could like this one time for every family that has been impacted in any way. This shouldnt be happening. My heart breaks for these tiny children that had their whole lives in front of them. It overwhelms me to think about it

Vor 2 Monate
Saint Royal250
Saint Royal250

Everything he says is falling on deaf ears.

Vor 2 Monate
Steven King
Steven King

But why? I’m republican and I agree 100% with him… I don’t get it. How are other republicans justifying this?

Vor 2 Monate
tyler muir
tyler muir

If you are talking about politicians then yes i think you are correct. But most of the mass public all are heartbroken by this and believe change is needed but you know what? Civilians literally CANT do anything about it. We need lawmakers to STEP UP and man up and do something that not everyone will agree with. But if it means saving lives it needs to be talked about not just stuffed away and never discussed.

Vor 2 Monate
Jared Wilson
Jared Wilson

@serenityinside1 that's not fair ... A lot of Americans want more restrictions.

Vor 2 Monate
Benjamin Letiecq
Benjamin Letiecq

I agree with Russell Brand. I think it's going to take EVERYONE to do something about this. Texas has some of the most lenient gun purchasing laws which is really stupid. It shouldn't be easy for someone like this kid to get a gun. I think people should have the right to own them, but they have to prove they can handle owning one safely. In my state you need multiple letters of recommendation, background check, etc. (layers to the whole process of just buying one). I think mental health is part of it too. It's a multi faceted problem. It takes a village to raise a child. It starts at the top but we need everyone to step up, including at the local level, to do something about it. One shooting is one too many.

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E & M Industrial, Inc.
E & M Industrial, Inc.

@Robert Binder Maybe you have a couple of them. 👏

Vor 2 Monate
Robert Binder
Robert Binder

@E & M Industrial, Inc. what's an "assault rifle?"

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E & M Industrial, Inc.
E & M Industrial, Inc.

@Blackadder153 like the laws that allow an 18 yrs old to buy assault rifles and magazines. If you don’t want to see a problem there, well….

Vor 2 Monate
Blackadder153
Blackadder153

@Stanley Stepien You're a smoothbrain.

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Lisa Norris
Lisa Norris

This is so powerful. But he's speaking to an empty chamber. THAT is a huge problem in our gov't. Contrast UK's House of Commons, for example, with actual exchanges between members. We have to do better.

Vor 2 Monate
SATAN 💋
SATAN 💋

These situations happen all the time in the UK commons lol. They're empty the majority of the time if you actually watched it.

Vor 2 Monate
Ouchie Dumpling
Ouchie Dumpling

Senators not being in chamber is common when there isn't an active vote or something. They're all in the building, they watch and listen in their offices.

Vor 2 Monate
Nette
Nette

You want to know the real reason there is no one action or solution that will truly ever fix this problem of violence? Because it is a culture problem, our society had been sick for far too long with broken families, poor mental health support, poverty, disenfranchisement, neglect, lack of morality and life purpose, and more. If we want change, we have to fix the culture. But that's too difficult and time-consuming (and requires mutual participation by the society) so instead we choose to continue grandstanding using empty words and empty promises.

Vor 2 Monate
Ralph Paul
Ralph Paul

As a Canadian, I view many movies, plays and HBO and it is a non-stop violence with fast shooting guns and killings. It is difficult to emphathize with Americans. We have enforceable gun laws and Americans do not hear of mass shootings in Canada.

Vor 2 Monate
The Bricker
The Bricker

This guy needs to run for President. I wish all senators were like this.

Vor 2 Monate
Mad Lad
Mad Lad

I remember reading this comment back when The Orlando shooting happened and it gave me chills. “You will never find peace in a stolen land.”

Vor 2 Monate
Matthew Bailey
Matthew Bailey

i 😢 hear the pain in this senator wanting change it is truly heart breaking how evil people are in this country yes we need stricter laws on guns and other ways to allow people to own firearms maybe it should be a law that u cant own a gun until your 21 maybe it would stop more active shooter situation but we as Americans needs to come together as a community and nation and have have more love and less hate in it and we also need to pray for our youth as well be a parent to your children teach them morales and been a better example to them im praying for all the ones hurting in texas god bless you all

Vor 2 Monate
Vanessa Whitney
Vanessa Whitney

Thank You, Senator Murphy... For fighting the good fights... You're a good man and a great senator... #GunRegulationNow

Vor 2 Monate
marcossonicracer
marcossonicracer

as someone that doesn't live in the U.S., i always had the same question: What are you doing?! why do you let this happen?!

Vor 2 Monate
Black Onyx Cat
Black Onyx Cat

He's my Senator. We know all too well in Connecticut. I'm sorry Texas that you now have your own Sandy Hook. We need to care about our kids. He's right, we do nothing.

Vor 2 Monate
Diane Jones
Diane Jones

Who sells these 18 year old kids these guns legally or not .Sick to my stomach can’t go to church,shopping,or send your child to school praying they are safe there! Thank you for telling them off in the senate !

Vor 2 Monate
Hendy Tendy
Hendy Tendy

What a absolute tragedy

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Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier

An

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serenityinside1
serenityinside1

Indeed- one That repeats and repeats 🙄

Vor 2 Monate
David Southwell
David Southwell

Great question and great heartfelt speech. But I didn’t hear a solution. Our schools are failing, our law enforcement are struggling, our lawmakers elected by us have failed time and time again.

Vor 2 Monate
FinoFN
FinoFN

They won’t change anything but I appreciate you for at least having the courage to speak up unlike all those others neglect to bring into light.

Vor 2 Monate
bLaCk rOSe gODdEsS
bLaCk rOSe gODdEsS

"Quiet message of endorsement" that right there hit me hard. ....

Vor 2 Monate
Ton
Ton

This is a future leader watch this guy rise up and actually make a difference, what a powerful speech

Vor 2 Monate
Sky
Sky

nothing will change. you're too optimistic.

Vor 2 Monate
teo raymond
teo raymond

When I am praying for more children and put my kids at the centerpiece of my entire life as loving parent. I am torn and shattered looking at the videos of the beautiful kids whom were gone. I think its important to review the entire gun law as a national security priority that will make it impossible for non legitimate owners to get possession of such arms. A stringent verification process with multiple layers of check needs to be adhered strictly for any sale of firearm.

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Tiffany Stidham
Tiffany Stidham

This man is the truth!!

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susan six
susan six

God Bless him! I'll beg too..for Something......Anything..to be put in place to stop anyone from ever doing this again! CAMERAS...Buzzers at locked doors..Armed Police in our schools...Metal detectors... Whatever it takes to keep our precious children SAFE from sick, evil or psycho killers!

Vor 2 Monate
THE MIGHTY THUNDERSPLOOSH!
THE MIGHTY THUNDERSPLOOSH!

@Party Poison He's saying "gun control" will create new problems and isn't a good long term solution. Stop being so dull

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Party Poison
Party Poison

@Mike King So we should LET the kids and psychos have the guns?

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Deb Brennan
Deb Brennan

So well said Sen Murphy! 👏🏻

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Lissa H
Lissa H

Can we please hear a pro gun senator make a speech at this time because I am at loss with what could be going through their minds right now?

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Barry LaFleur
Barry LaFleur

"I believe the compromises that are now a part of this bill have resulted in a balanced piece of legislation that protects the rights of private gun owners while not infringing on law enforcement's ability to deal with those who misuse guns or violate laws," Biden said at the time.

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Joe Ritchie
Joe Ritchie

Until Shit Happens to these Politicians and their families. They will do Nothing! God bless 🙏 these families and Kids.....🙏❣

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Riçe Experiment
Riçe Experiment

@Wedge Antilles gun owner insurance policies

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Riçe Experiment
Riçe Experiment

It did! At their baseball game and THEY STILL DID NOTHING!

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Linda Gretta
Linda Gretta

Exactly. It needs to happen to them because they are so politic. This will get rid of jerk abbott!!!

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K Greene
K Greene

@Laura A I'm sure the NRA sent Scalise a nice fat check to help stop the bleeding.

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Party Poison
Party Poison

@Wedge Antilles Keep guns out of kids hands?

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Sidney Boo
Sidney Boo

Truth. Its our choice to let this happen by voting. When I was growing up, I never had to worry about this. I didn't realize how privilege I was by not worrying.

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Exculpatory Shōgun
Exculpatory Shōgun

....you didn't have to worry about it because you didn't hear about it. The internet is a huge part of why we get news so quick. Back then, we got our news from local news channels, newspapers, radio, and word of mouth (rumors).

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Vasant Rao
Vasant Rao

It is so easy to answer this question. They all are “praying”. ☹️☹️

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YorktownUSA
YorktownUSA

Should we not?

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Trent Engine Fan
Trent Engine Fan

Chris Murphy is one of those people you can point out to your children on tv and say: “If you try in school, you can be like him”

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Aqueena Smith
Aqueena Smith

Love this!😲 Hes telling the truth

Vor 2 Monate
Valda Nusara
Valda Nusara

Rest in peace 🕊️ for the victims

Vor 2 Monate
cakesmithofnorwich
cakesmithofnorwich

The whole point of an amendment is that but can be amended. When the second amendment was written, firearms would be in the whole front loading single shot and not the semi automatic weapons America has today. As a Brit, you need to amend your constitution

Vor 2 Monate
Wendy W
Wendy W

Thank you, Senator Murphy. Thank you. 😥

Vor 2 Monate
Mr Dave
Mr Dave

The blood of those children and teacher are on the hands of those senators who will not pass that vote!

Vor 2 Monate
Barry LaFleur
Barry LaFleur

The Firearm Owners Protection Act, which passed Congress overwhelmingly, overturned six Supreme Court rulings and numerous regulations, leaving a lasting legacy as one of the most consequential gun laws of the past century and as a key political boost for the burgeoning gun rights movement. The measure allowed dealers to sell rifles, shotguns and ammunition through the mail, and, eventually, the internet. It limited federal inspections of firearms dealers while allowing them to sell guns at gun shows, which helped them grow in size and popularity. And it made it easier for private collectors to sell guns without obtaining a federal dealers' license, which would play a role in what later became known as the "gun show loophole." (It also banned machine guns, thanks to an amendment slipped in by House Democrats at the last minute.) "In 1986, the gun rights movement really came into its own when it established its power to win on the offensive," David Hardy, a conservative lawyer and author wrote in a 2011 article for the NRA. Gun rights advocates argued existing law needed to be changed because it was turning well-meaning gun owners into felons for minor record-keeping errors and innocent ignorance of complicated state laws. But as long as Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., chaired the Judiciary Committee, they knew reform had no chance. Then, in 1982, Republicans won control of the Senate and Sen. Strom Thurmond, the South Carolina conservative, took the gavel on Judiciary, and Biden became the ranking Democrat on the panel. While some liberals fought the legislation, Biden and other Democrats — including initially Kennedy, though he later opposed the bill — helped find a compromise that maintained rules on handguns while eliminating all exemptions on interstate sales or transportation of "long guns," including rifles and shotguns. "I believe the compromises that are now a part of this bill have resulted in a balanced piece of legislation that protects the rights of private gun owners while not infringing on law enforcement's ability to deal with those who misuse guns or violate laws," Biden said at the time. "During my 12 and a half years as a member of this body, I have never believed that additional gun control or federal registration of guns would reduce crime. I am convinced that a criminal who wants a firearm can get one through illegal, nontraceable, unregistered sources, with or without gun control," he continued. With support from the top members of each party on the Judiciary Committee, the panel voted unanimously to send the bill to the full Senate. John Snyder, the chief lobbyist for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, praised Thurmond and Biden for "reaching agreement on this principle," noting at the time that they had voted "to eliminate a good 75 percent of the onerous and burdensome Gun Control Act." On the Senate floor, the bill passed by a lopsided 79-15, with a roll call that would be difficult to imagine today. Critics say the law has created backdoors for shady gun sales while tying the hands of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. It's had some unforeseeable consequences as well, especially by creating a thriving online market for guns and ammo, which has at times been exploited for nefarious purposes, including by at least one mass shooter.

Vor 2 Monate
A.J Cash
A.J Cash

A student in my country posted a video about how happy she is her school was on fire, so no school for a week. Is it the same problem? No, but as the senator said only happen in the United States. My condolences

Vor 2 Monate
Cristal Vallejo
Cristal Vallejo

God… couldn’t hold back my tears with his every word.

Vor 2 Monate
briansky10
briansky10

God bless you, Senator Murphy!

Vor 14 Tage
Jang Cho
Jang Cho

Thanks for saying out loud what we're all thinking

Vor 2 Monate
Melodic_ IAm
Melodic_ IAm

Exactly why fight for a job if you lose the passion to work once acquired?

Vor 2 Monate
James Desomma
James Desomma

they want the job to assert their own will on the public and to make as much money as they can

Vor 2 Monate
syco
syco

Oh the passion to earn money no matter what still burns strong in these politicians! Don't worry

Vor 2 Monate
TyB
TyB

I’m mainly a republican, but this democrat senator is saying some facts. I agree with you Chris, what are we doing..

Vor 2 Monate
alumpyhorse
alumpyhorse

thank you. For every word. keep fighting, peeps. We have a lot of work to do.

Vor 2 Monate
Kevin Cruz
Kevin Cruz

Its makes me question why this has happened like a chain reaction. If this turned out to be political. This would say enough to know what further actions need to be taken

Vor 2 Monate
Linda Witt
Linda Witt

I AGREE!!! Do something, doing nothing is NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

Vor 2 Monate
jknowlesj
jknowlesj

I’m so sick of talk. I hope Senator Murphy’s impassioned speech finds some cold hearts and leads to actual action. 💔 This current state or our country is obscene.

Vor 2 Monate
Whitney Alexander
Whitney Alexander

I'm glad someone finally spoke up. Our government can definitely do better. We look for higher leaders to want the best for us all as a whole but instead they are failing us. I don't feel they will truly understand until it hits close to home for them. I'm saddened to see so much evil and hurt happening every day when I turn on my TV or get on my phone. I have no children, and I fear to even bring a child into this world we are living in today.

Vor 2 Monate
GuriangPitu JoroGeni
GuriangPitu JoroGeni

I am agree with you

Vor 2 Monate
Muhamed Jones
Muhamed Jones

I remember we did a lockdown in my high school and the students was being loud and still laughing and that's when I knew America was finished and there was more mass shootings after that. This was back in 2012.

Vor 2 Monate
Tac Soto
Tac Soto

Shits crazy I would remember nobody took drills like that seriously

Vor 2 Monate
Barbara Collins
Barbara Collins

Courageous speech and tragic situation. Until real change comes, I can no longer say I'm proud to be an American.

Vor 2 Monate
Party Poison
Party Poison

Probably should have lost that pride somewhere around ‘05 or at least 2016, 2020, or 2021, but ok bud

Vor 2 Monate
edith bunker
edith bunker

God, at Sandy Hook they had to use a code word “monkey” because these kids were mentally breaking down.

Vor 2 Monate
Andrea Cane
Andrea Cane

As a European this really breaks my heart, it is unimaginable to think of this kind of constant fear, constant feeling of being held hostage of politics. It seems like you're at war just not declared. It's frustrating 'cause there's no sense to that, NO EFFING SENSE.

Vor Monat
Andrea Cane
Andrea Cane

@The Stranger Exactly what I'm talking about. And sure... lol.

Vor Monat
The Stranger
The Stranger

You guys are about to be Afganistan 2.0 soon lol

Vor Monat
Josh Hallidat
Josh Hallidat

The fact that nothing has been done shows you how much the people who can do something about it really care

Vor 2 Monate
jorgji shkurti
jorgji shkurti

If people go on with their lives like nothing happened than nothing will happen. If people want change people need to be out in the streets together demanding change now!

Vor 2 Monate
EazyMe PeazyMe
EazyMe PeazyMe

Laws would not change much when the gun culture is so entrenched. When you love something that is designed purely to hurt, it can only reciprocate the only way it knows how.

Vor 2 Monate
Constantine Joseph
Constantine Joseph

Firstly, there is a mental health epidemic in the country. You have to tackle this by funding doctors and passionate people who are into counseling and mentoring in particular the youth to help guide them towards a healthy adult life. Secondly, increase funding for schools nationwide for greater security measures to act firstly as a deterrent and secondly to provide a lethal answer to any individual that assaults a school with heavy weapons. Thirdly, increase police expenditure for better police physical standards and requirements, and more investment in to appropriate weapons to counter assault rifle wielding criminals. Increased training for close quarter combat situations which requires higher attention to overall physical and policing standards across the board. Fourth, regulate media content that promotes violence in video games, movies that are accessible to those below 18. Finally, provide an avenue for youths to increase their self discipline by joining supportive groups, eg military training camps for young men and women to build character, while helping them socialize and network among like minded youths. By using a holistic approach, we have a better chance of developing civic minded people rather than using authoritarian measures to stomp on the rights of many good civic citizens who are unnecessarily dragged into an issue they are totally innocent of.

Vor 2 Monate
Julio Acceus
Julio Acceus

Its awful tragedies like this that makes me not want to go out anymore. I just go to work and the gym but stuff like this makes me paranoid.

Vor 2 Monate
Joe Exotic
Joe Exotic

Just so I'm very clear. Our kids along with 2 other kids were attacked on school property last year by a grown woman and a mob of kids. The adult didn't get arrested. The school was not secure and there was 0 adult supervision faculty wise. The schools are immune from being held accountable even though they are under the supervision of the school. It was cars passing by that came to the aid of our kids. It is time to end immunity for schools and hold them liable for our children while under their supervision. If we cannot afford private school or home school. We as parents are compelled by law with consequences to have our kids in school. Seriously, it is time to end the immunity and watch how fast these schools become secured when they become liable for the safety of our children. We can spend billions in foreign aid, billions securing airplanes and airports, billions securing government buildings and military installations. We all saw the photos of Washington D.C. after January 6th....Yet, we cannot property fund the security of our future which lays with the children of America. The issue is way beyond a weapon of choice.

Vor 2 Monate
Catherine Robson
Catherine Robson

Anger, anger, anger--most humans are not emotionally capable of accessing a gun of any kind, the only sane safe strategy is each owner / user must prove competence .

Vor 2 Monate
Josh Miller
Josh Miller

Adrian Messenger take it easy Adrian. I think Rocky is lookin for ya

Vor 2 Monate
Adrian Messenger
Adrian Messenger

Are YOU gonna seek them out and MAKE THEM???

Vor 2 Monate
Adrian Messenger
Adrian Messenger

Even the CRIMINALS AND MURDERERS USING ILLEGAL UNREGISTERED GUNS????

Vor 2 Monate
Erica The Taurus
Erica The Taurus

He’s exactly right. It’s a sad day where I’m considering making purchase of a bulletproof bookbag. Teaching our kids to play died is pathetic. We are a sad nation. Home of the free my foot.

Vor 2 Monate
Dr. Fjoer_The_Crazy_Scientist_Guy
Dr. Fjoer_The_Crazy_Scientist_Guy

..... No seriously what the f are we doing? This nation literally is falling apart

Vor 2 Monate
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@Doni Lexington Why do you laugh? This could not have been planned?

Vor 2 Monate
Doni Lexington
Doni Lexington

@hhhhhhh 🤣🤣🤣

Vor 2 Monate
Andrew Sanchez
Andrew Sanchez

Sad to say but I feel like it’s the beginning of the end

Vor 2 Monate
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@Doni Lexington Yeah. Ok

Vor 2 Monate
Doni Lexington
Doni Lexington

@hhhhhhh you forgot your tinfoil hat my guy.

Vor 2 Monate
Barry Gaynor
Barry Gaynor

It's good to know that there are still some good and decent and sensible people in the world.

Vor 2 Monate
Elliot Alderson
Elliot Alderson

Yes, but "What are they doing?" Aside from spouting beautiful words of mercy and going on with their lives.

Vor 2 Monate
Jahh Jahh
Jahh Jahh

Not a damn thing. Nothing, they don’t care. Gunshots and murders have become ambient noise to human suffering , slowly tuned out over time.

Vor 2 Monate
B
B

There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO ALLOW SEMI AUTOMATIC WEAPON OWNERSHIP BY ANYONE. Military weapons in the military only. And crack to balls on any weapons manufacturer's or NRA donations to House or Senate reps. This is the legislators fault.

Vor 2 Monate
Marianne Johannessen
Marianne Johannessen

GOD BLESS this Man ❤💥👏👏👏👏

Vor 2 Monate
Apax
Apax

"What are we doing? Why are you here?" That's a damn good question

Vor 2 Monate
Fruitiful Tea
Fruitiful Tea

Sen. Chris Murphy, i’m with you i know you are with us also. We are getting out of these times one way or another. & that’s in the name of God. & The power we have to stop these crimes because we are too strong and we will never let anyone do those kind of crimes again to our children. Our child are the future and there is no way we are going to allow our children to be taken at a young age when they are in school to learn to grow to gain knowledge. And that’s why that system is in place for our FUTURE. And that’s why this system will be fixed & no longer a secret. Because we must protect our kids. We must protect our families. We must protect our people. Because in this country we are united.

Vor 2 Monate
Bert Visscher
Bert Visscher

Thank you, Sen. Chris Murphy! I can't share this on Facebook (yet). I'll try again later.

Vor 2 Monate
Rob
Rob

God bless you, sir.

Vor 2 Monate
Melissa Violo
Melissa Violo

After the mass shooting here in Canada, NS shooting (few years ago). Government banned all assault weapons. We love our US partners & our border provinces. However, it is outrageous to me the gun laws in the USA. We don't have many mass shootings, but it has happened. Watching to news weekly or monthly in the US, it's happening each month. My family and I hearts break as we watch these horrible acts happening and no one does anything. Precious children, families. The trauma is outrageous, something one never gets over. This man is begging, and I'm guessing no one is listening, as they make billions off guns & everything that goes with it. So very very sad and heartbreaking. God bless those beautiful babies, teachers, families. ♥♥

Vor 2 Monate
08FayFay
08FayFay

Action is what is needed ‼️

Vor 2 Monate
Ethan Davis
Ethan Davis

Without a second thought, this a historic speech.

Vor 2 Monate
Angela Wallace
Angela Wallace

So thankful i reside in the uk.Time after time you hear "We need to make sure this does not happen again and still nothings changed to pevent it happening Sandy, Hook,Columbine,Buffallo how many more parents have to lose there children RIP Beautiful Angels gone to soon xxxxx

Vor 2 Monate
SUPERSLICEONE
SUPERSLICEONE

Gun owner lover here I'm for the 2nd amendment but I don't agree that an 18yr old punk should be able to purchase these weapons. I believe to higher the age and doing a better background checks is a step in the right direction. I believe we should say something if we see something this psycho had all the red warning flags around him

Vor 2 Monate
Battle Master
Battle Master

Mental Health issues need to be addressed....

Vor 2 Monate
Brad Clawson
Brad Clawson

Like crazy people shouldn't be allowed to buy guns?

Vor 2 Monate
Mike King
Mike King

@Jon Pierce There’s a war on European soil my guy. I can guarantee you if that if someone invaded Mexico or Canada the aggressor would be the ones in need of thoughts and prayers.

Vor 2 Monate
Jon Pierce
Jon Pierce

Mental health plays a tiny role in this. I’m sorry but mental health effects everyone across the globe. Yet this crap happens damn near exclusively in the USA. I’m sick.

Vor 2 Monate
Maria Frost
Maria Frost

How does any country allow anyone to walk into a store and purchase two semi automatic rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition??? Absolutely insane!!! ........over and over and over and over again.......

Vor 2 Monate

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