Democratic Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut has acknowledged that they do not have the 60 votes needed in the Senate to pass a bill to restrict access to assault weapons, such as those used by Anderson Lee Aldrich last week in a LGBTI club in Colorado, killing five people.
Murphy has celebrated that the president of the United States, Joe Biden, has been pressing for Congress to vote on the prohibition of this type of weapon, although he has pointed out that the situation in the Senate is different from that of the House of Representatives, where at the end of July it was supported to prohibit its use.
“Do we have 60 votes in the Senate right now? Probably not. But let’s see if we can try to get that number as close to 60 as possible,” Murphy acknowledged, who, however, is confident that next year they can begin to Things will be different if the Democrats keep their seat in Georgia, while the last recounts of the last midterm elections continue.
In turn, Murphy has also pointed out on CNN the need to start a debate in the Senate on the funding of law enforcement in those counties that refuse to enforce national and state gun laws.
“They have decided that they will refuse to implement the laws that are on the books. That is a growing problem in this country” and “I think we are going to have to have a conversation about that in the Senate,” said the Democratic senator. , who has reported that “60 percent of counties” refuse to implement these gun control laws. We have to do something about it,” he said.