Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is the United States’ 13th* in 2018. We are only now halfway through February. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), a commonsense gun control proponent, stated the obvious when he stated that this is the only country where this happens on a regular basis.
According to the Senate’s site,
Following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012, Senator Murphy became one of the leading proponents of commonsense reforms to reduce gun violence. He has championed a number of bipartisan bills aimed at expanding background checks and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.
Commonsense is the key term here. Some gun rights activists think that all liberals want to take away all the guns, but that simply isn’t the case. Most of us just want to quit paying for a protected hobby with the lives of our children. Sandy Hook taught many people absolutely nothing.
Today on the Senate floor, Murphy had plenty to say about this cloud of shame that hovers over the country. He said this is OUR fault – and it is. Our inactivity, our apathy has caused more deaths – the last official number was 17. Some kids won’t be coming home to their parents on Valentine’s Day. How many more children will die because we won’t let go of our antiquated ideas and change the way we think about gun control?
Watch Murphy below.
Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT on Parkland, Florida School Shooting: “This happens nowhere else other than the United States of America, this epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting.” pic.twitter.com/bgIrYzrDRl
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 14, 2018
* In the video, Murphy says this is the 19th school shooting to date in 2018. We could only verify 13.