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Democrats Use Filibuster-Style Takeover to Demand Action on Gun Control

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The United States Capitol building. Photo: Wikipedia.

The United States Capitol building. Photo: Wikipedia.

Huffington Post – Led by the senators who represent Newtown, Connecticut — where a gunman fatally shot 26 people, including 20 children, in 2012 — Democrats took control of the Senate floor Wednesday and vowed to keep talking until lawmakers start doing something about gun violence.

“Newtown is still putting itself back together, probably will be for a long time,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who launched the filibuster-style takeover, declaring it was time for the Senate to do something about gun violence beyond the usual ineffective debates.

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