Sen. Markey: ‘Our Job Is Going To Be To Turn NRA into Not Relevant Anymore in American Politics’

‘So the NRA has this incredible grip on the Republican Party’

MARKEY: "When the Second Amendment was written, in order to maintain a well regulated militia, they did not have in mind that people could purchase guns indiscriminately, go up into the top of buildings and rain down this death on 59 people, hundreds of other people injured. And I know one thing. The Republicans are intending on bringing out a bill that allows for silencers to be put on these weapons. You can only imagine if last night people had no idea which direction these shots were coming from. In fact, they couldn’t even hear the shots, it would not have been 59. It could have been 259, 359, 999 people who were killed. So the NRA has this incredible grip on the Republican Party. And our job is going to be to turn NRA into not relevant anymore in American politics. And this fight I think is now going to be something that absolutely commands the attention of the American people."

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