Sen. Chris Murphy was asked how bipartisan gun legislation would address urban gun violence.
Murphy said, “when white people are killed, this country pays attention in a way that they don’t when black people are killed.”
Murphy has advocated for gun reform since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
Senator Chris Murphy said “we value white life in this country more than black life” when asked about bipartisan gun legislation at a interview with PBS.
Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, has led a invoice introduced last month after the mass shootings in BuffaloNew York, and Uvalde, Texas.
Speaking to Margaret Hoover about how the bill would address urban gun violence, Murphy said that “when white people are killed, this country pays attention in a way that they don’t when black people are killed.”
He proceeded to tell a story about a father who was shot to death in Baltimore and how the reaction to this tragedy would be very different if the incident occurred in a white suburban town. “That would be national news,” she said. saying Vacuum cleaner.
On June 25, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Actthat would expand background checks and close the “boyfriend loophole,” which would prevent convicted domestic abusers from owning a gun.
Murphy has advocated for gun reform since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, where 27 people were killed.
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