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“Progress is possible’ on gun legislation after the Uvalde shooting

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It’s difficult for Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), to express too much hope that this time, after another another mass shooting in country, things will be different when it comes to Congress passing legislation to decide gun violence.

But he gave space for some optimism on Sunday, saying he was in negotiation with more of his Republican Party colleagues than ever before.

Murphy was in office in 2012 when a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in his home state. And he was in Congress on Tuesday when the shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas killing 19 students and two teachers, deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook.

In response to mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas State and Federal Legislators on May 29 discussed future of gun laws. (Video: Washington Post)

In the years since Sandy Hook, there have been many of discussions in Washington, but no significant federal law has been passed to tighten gun laws, Murphy noted. on Sunday.

“But there is more Republicans are interested in talking about searching path forward more this time than I’ve seen since Sandy Hook,” Murphy said. on “This Week” on ABC.

“And while in the end i can finish up with a broken heart I’m at the table in a more significant way right now with Republicans and Democrats than ever before – by far with a lot of more Republicans are ready to talk now than they were ready to talk after Sandy Hook,” he said.

Other Democratic lawmakers also repeated the hope that some gun control legislation can now work out like most Republican members of Congress showed little sign they were ready support any stronger controls on guns.

The day after the shooting, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.) pleaded with his GOP colleagues consider a bill that would strengthen background checks on those who aspire buy guns.

“To my Republican colleaguesImagine if this happened to you. Imagine if it was your child or your grandson. How would you feel? Schumer said Wednesday.

Schumer called on just 10 Republicans “to stand in front of history and shout stop! He then acknowledgedrealitythat most won’t. The Senate went into recess without passing any votes on gun legislation.

But on On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) directed Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) to negotiate with democrats on gun legislation. These bipartisan conversations that have continued throughout holiday weekend even though the Senate in the break — were “reassuring,” Murphy said.

“These are serious negotiations, and we are going to continue the meetings ahead of schedule. next a week to try to find common land,” Murphy said, before adding that the ban on Assault weapons and universal background checks may not be realistic, although he wholeheartedly supports them.

“But what we’re talking about is important,” he said. added. “We are talking about laws with red flags. We’re talking about strengthening and expanding background checks. system, were it not for the universal background check. We’re talking about secure storage.”

He once again tempered his optimism by saying that simply breaking this stalemate might be the most important thing step what a bipartisan group could perform.

It would be “just show what progress is possible and what sky does not fall for Republicans, if they support a little of these common“Measures of meaning,” Murphy said.

However, most Republicans have shown an unwillingness to budge. on allow any restrictions on gun possession.

In Fox News Sunday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who it works for The Senate indicated that it would not support Any changes to gun laws currently on books that say “rights not violated by the Second Amendment” were required in in case the citizens were to “take our government back”.

McConnell’s years of attempts to block gun control

NRA-approved Rep. Chris Jacobs (RN.Y.) broke with Republican Party last week and said now support ban on assault weapons, limiting magazine capacity, raising the age to be able to purchase guns 18 to 21 and others gun restrictions. Recent executions in buffalo and in Uvalde made him reconsider his position on weapons, Jacobs told Buffalo News.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois), whose NRA rating changed from “A” to “F” after he called for ban on raise stocks after mass shooting in Las Vegas music the festival, on Sunday called the NRA a “fraudulent scam.”

Kinzinger said, raising the age for gun shopping under 21 is ‘easy’ and he said he’s open to rules or even a ban on AR-15s. On Saturday in Buffalo, Vice President Harris called for ban on assault weapon.

“I think that if there is way maybe when it comes to AR, you know if there is special license you need own one”, – said Kinzinger. “I’m definitely ready to engage in that conversation. And perhaps that eventually includes ending their sale. It’s okay, because for me again I’m focused on save lives now.

presiding over At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Senator Richard J. Durbin (R-Illinois) called for a vote on a background check bill after the Senate returns from the Memorial Day recess.

“We should vote,” he said. “That’s why we were elected”.

On CNN’s State of the of Union” On Sunday, Durbin said he was not sure that the Uvalde tragedy would move enough Republicans to show “political courage in very difficult situation.”

“I can not tell for sure, but I can tell you, I feel a different feeling among my colleagues after Uvalde,” said Durbin. “Of course, 10 years ago it was Sandy Hook, Parkland and many other cases.”

He added that stories come out of Uvalde can force legislators to “submit their own children or grandchildren captives of this crazy as he is killing them off one on one in that school, and understand it’s time for us to do something.”

Mike DeBonis and Steven Zeichik contributed to this report.

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