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Chris Murphy
U.S. Senator, Connecticut.
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11/ The data is clear and overwhelming. Smart guns laws save lives. Congress needs to wake up to that reality - soon.
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10/ Kessler relies on John Lott's pro-NRA research. Google him. Or just read this WaPo article debunking him.
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9/ And sometimes, you don't need studies. You need common sense. If bump stocks were illegal, more people would have survived Las Vegas.
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8/ More to the point, studies show that stronger gun laws can lower suicide rates. Here's one from
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7/ Here, the Washington explains how the suicide rate falls when access to firearms falls.
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6/ Kessler says this data shouldn't count bc it includes suicides. What? Suicides are preventable gun deaths too - they matter just as much.
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5/ But those are just single states studies. What's most persuasive are studies that show states w tougher gun laws have few gun deaths.
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4/ Conversely, when Missouri repealed a similar law, found gun homicide rate went up 23%, 55-63 new murders per year.
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3/ Who reported on the success of this bill when released their study data? The Washington Post
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Replying to @GlennKesslerWP
1/ First, let's look at Connecticut. We implemented a handgun permit bill, gun homicides fell by 40%, saving 296 lives in the first decade.
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THREAD: For years, has been arguing that smart guns laws don't save lives. With great respect, he's wrong. Here's why.
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Chris Murphy 10h
Joining tomorrow night at 8:30 ET to talk about the on Facebook Live. Hope you'll tune in.
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Chris Murphy 13h
Experts agree, there are steps we can take to fight the opioid epidemic. I'm urging the White House to work with us.
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Want to understand how Trump's sabotage of ACA affects Connecticut families? Take a minute to read Magaly's letter
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Chris Murphy 16h
Health care open enrollment starts on November 1st. Here's what you need to know to
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The News-Times Oct 16
Senator Chris Murphy called President Trump's recent action on healthcare "the equivalent of health-care arson.”
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Chris Murphy Oct 16
If you want to believe that the military will convince Trump not to launch an attack against North Korea...history does not agree.
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Chris Murphy Oct 16
Talked with about the opioid epidemic in Connecticut & how I'm working to combat it in Washington. Listen:
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Chris Murphy Oct 16
I'm urging Anthem & Hartford HealthCare to put patients first & agree on a contract - 60,000 consumers are waiting.
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Chris Murphy Oct 16
Replying to @ChrisMurphyCT
With the president conducting policy in 140 characters, it has never been more important for Congress to assert its role in foreign affairs
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