WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Monday in response to the shooting in Las Vegas, which has left more than 50 people dead and hundreds injured. The shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

"My heart goes out to the victims, their families, the first responders, and the entire Las Vegas community. Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity. Last night's massacre may go down as the deadliest in modern U.S. history, but already this year there have been more mass shootings than days in the year.  

“This must stop. It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren't public policy responses to this epidemic. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. It's time for Congress to get off its ass and do something."