‘I’ve had enough’: Senator launches gun violence filibuster, demands action

Posted at 8:52 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 22:52:12-04

WASHINGTON -- Senator Chris Murphy took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to demand action on gun violence in the wake of the Orlando nightclub attack – and he says he won't stop until the Senate acts.

"I'm speaking on the Senate floor to honor the victims of the Orlando attack & demand the Senate address gun violence. #Enough," Sen. Murphy tweeted.

But this is no brief statement.

"I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I can. I've had #Enough," he tweeted just after 11:30 a.m.

Sen. Murphy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal worked a "back and forth" style to continue holding the senate floor. More than three dozen other lawmakers took part as well, including two Republicans.

You can watch them here.

On Tuesday, Congressman Jim Himes protested in favor of stiffer gun control laws by walking out of the House chamber during a moment of silence for the victims of the nightclub shooting.

Click here for complete coverage of the Orlando terror attack.