National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

September 8, 2016

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Run time: 60 minutes

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who led a filibuster to force votes on gun control measures, will addressed the subject at a Club luncheon on Sept. 8, 2016.

Murphy spoke at the Democratic National Convention on the need for gun safety measures such as expanded background checks and a ban on gun sales to suspected terrorists.

Both issues reached the Senate floor as part of a deal to end Murphy's filibuster, but were killed by Senate Republicans.

Murphy's state is home to Newtown, where 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and six adults were gunned down in 2012. The mass shooting led to a renewed debate on limiting access to weapons for those who should not be allowed to own them.