In the wake of the mass shooting committed this Sunday in Pulse,
a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Connecticut Senator Chris
Murphy has launched a surprise filibuster on the floor of the US
Senate to call for action on guns.
is allowed to take a break from talking while other senators ask
This filibuster is particularly interesting because,
instead of reading from the phone book or otherwise blustering,
Murphy and his colleagues are discussing and sharing facts about
guns - even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC has laid off gun violence research for decades, largely due to
political pressure and a lack of dedicated funds.Between 2005 and 2015, guns were involved in the deaths of
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