WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Friday after a shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas high school left ten dead: 

“Every single time this happens I am overcome with both sadness and outrage. But frankly, I’m furious and heartbroken every single day, because every single night, kids are getting shot and killed all across this country. This an epidemic of horrifying proportions, and Congress has made a deliberate, conscious choice to facilitate this slaughter. Inaction is endorsement. Inaction is complicity. Inaction is a green light to future would-be shooters who covert political silence into permission. Politicians who offer hollow words with no action should start saying prayers for themselves, because judgment will be firm on those who stand by idly while children are gunned down.”