In light of the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Florida Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has joined in the call for Congress to act now to ensure the implementation of common sense gun control law.
She said Congress “will have blood on its hands” if it fails to act in the wake of last weekend’s massacre at an Orlando nightclub, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
“If we fail to act, the next time someone uses a gun to kill one of us, a gun that we could have kept out of the hands of a terrorist, the members of this Congress will have blood on our hands,” Warren (D-Mass.) said on the Senate floor.
The Massachusetts senator voiced her opinion in a day-long Senate floor filibuster on gun violence launched by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).
The Senate is currently debating a spending bill to which Democrats hope to attach gun control amendments.
Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to find compromise on legislation that would bar suspected terrorists from legally purchasing firearms as well as a means for individuals who feel they’ve been wrongly put on a terror watch list to petition to have themselves removed.
Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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