Saturday, April 13

Chris Murphy and CT’s gun safety movement celebrate a rare win

Chris Murphy flew home Friday in rumpled gray jeans and a blue dress shirt, sleeves rolled to his elbows, eyes bleary. He didn’t wait in Washington for the final passage of America’s first significant gun safety law in three decades, one that he negotiated and shepherded to passage late Thursday in the Senate.

“We worked last night after the bill passed to try to land it cleanly in the House today. Obviously, the bill text came out late. So we had a lot of work last night to talk through the bill with members of the House,” Murphy said. “But yeah, I just wanted to be back here today to celebrate with the folks in Connecticut who made all this possible.”

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