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Senator Responds To Trump’s N.R.A. Speech With Photos Of Shooting Victims

Senator Responds To Trump’s N.R.A. Speech With Photos Of Shooting Victims

On Friday, President Trump went on stage at the National Rifle Association convention to discuss Second Amendment rights. During, and after the convention, Senator Christopher S. Murphy countered the trump administration message in a series of tweets that depict gun violence (and it’s victims) across the country.




 

“I wanted to show some of the faces of Washington’s inaction – to share a small sliver of the lives we’ve lost because our nation is overflowing with guns,” Mr. Murphy says. “This issue is only controversial in the halls of Congress. Outside Washington, people understand the horror of gun violence and are increasingly unwilling to tolerate a Congress that is owned and operated by the gun lobby.”




 

On the contrary, N.R.A. spokesperson Jennifer Baker believes”It’s appalling that Chris Murphy exploits victims to push a gun control agenda even he admits wouldn’t stop criminals from committing crimes. Voters are sick of politicians who spend more time on publicity stunts than solving problems.”

At the speech, Trump depicted a ‘crashing end to the assault on second amendment freedoms’ in the country “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,” he said. “You have a true friend and champion in the White House. No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and your freedoms as Americans.”

He also added: “As your president, I will never ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Never ever.” You can watch President Trump’s full speech below:




 

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