By Kate Scanlon
ABC’s Jon Karl grilled Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) during an interview on “This Week” Sunday over the lawmaker’s filibuster for gun control.
In the wake of a terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 people dead and 53 injured, Murphy took to the Senate floor to launch a 15-hour filibuster to demand a vote on gun control legislation. Murphy’s proposal included barring those on the government’s terror watch list from being able to purchase a gun and closing what some call the “gun show loophole.”
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Karl asked Murphy if his proposal would have “done anything to stop the massacre in Orlando.”
“So, it may have in the sense that if you partner with a bill that stops terrorists from getting guns—,” Murphy began.
“But wait a minute,” Karl interjected. “He didn’t buy those guns at a gun show. And he would have passed the background check. He did pass a background check.”
Murphy acknowledged that Mateen “did pass a background check.”
Karl responded, “Every time there’s one of these terrible tragedies there are proposals,” adding, “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino. And in …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze