Sen. Blumenthal: The GOP Keeps on Sending ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ While Opposing Measures To Separate Dangerous People from Guns

‘Guns make all these problems more fatally and violently’


BLUMENTHAL: "To Senator Cruz I would say thoughts and prayers are good, but they are not enough. And after every one of these shootings, my Republican colleagues say that they are offering thoughts and prayers, but then they oppose commonsense constitutional measures to separate people from guns when those people are dangerous. You know, a shooter in Atlanta is just a misogynist and a racist, except when armed with a gun, and then he becomes a monster and a mass murderer. In Boulder, that shooter was a deeply disturbed man who became a mass killer because he had an assault weapon that could kill people with the efficiency and speed meant for the battlefield. So, guns make all of these serious problems even more fatally and deadly, especially for domestic violence victims who then can be killed, five times more likely be killed in those situations. That’s why we need to make sure that we adopt these commonsense measures."

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