Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who has emerged as a leading advocate for gun control, made an emotional appeal on Sunday for Congress to address gun violence in the wake of the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
“The terrifying fact is that no one is safe so long as Congress chooses to do absolutely nothing in the face of this epidemic,” Murphy said in a lengthy statement, stressing that time to act “is now.”
“As my colleagues go to sleep tonight, they need to think about whether the political support of the gun industry is worth the blood that flows endlessly onto the floors of American churches, elementary schools, movie theaters, and city streets.”
“Ask yourself – how can you claim that you respect human life while choosing fealty to weapons-makers over support for measures favored by the vast majority of your constituents,” he said, addressing his congressional colleagues,” he wrote.[contentcards url=”http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/358876-sen-murphy-steps-up-calls-for-gun-control-in-wake-of-texas-church-shooting” target=”_blank”]