Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy gave an impassioned response after another deadly mass shooting took place Sunday. At least 26 parishioners died and 20 more continue to fight to survive injuries sustained when a gunman opened fire during services at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
The senator, who represents the community where the deadly Sandy Hook school shooting occurred, is a vocal advocate for gun control. Murphy reacted to the feelings of helplessness that Americans experience after news of these mass shootings.
The attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, the Las Vegas massacre killing at least 58 people and injuring over 450 more, opened up debate on the availability of guns. The same questions raised after Columbine, Newtown, and Orlando.
Yet very few changes were made after these mass shooting tragedies. And some laws became more relaxed. In 2004 the federal ban on assault weapons expired. The ban, enacted in 1994, fails repeatedly to be reinstated in Congress.