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Moulton Blasts Senate Republicans For 'Failure To Pass Common Sense Gun Reform'

Jun 25, 2016 07:23PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Congressman Seth Moulton

(Editor's Note: this content was provided by the office of U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton)

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement in response to the Senate Republicans’ failure to pass common sense gun reform: 

"Last night the United States Senate had the opportunity to vote on two ideas that the overwhelming majority of Americans support: universal background checks for all gun purchases, and keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists. Senate Republicans failed to pass either. Republican support for the NRA over the American people is shameful.  

"Despite last night's disappointing result, we will not be deterred. Let’s remember that neither the vote nor the debate would have occurred if not for a marathon filibuster led by Senator Chris Murphy and Senate Democrats. Even a debate and a vote on these important issues is a step in the right direction, and we must keep that momentum going. I'll continue to reach out to Republicans to find consensus, as we can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. We owe the American people better."
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