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Sen. Chris Murphy says he'd 'settle' for scaled-back gun control measures 'because that will save lives'

Added 12-05-21 05:14:02pm EST - “"I won't let the perfect be the enemy of the good," Murphy said as he spoke of the realities of Senate rules in passing gun-control bills.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Sen. Chris Murphy says he'd 'settle' for scaled-back gun control measures 'because that will save lives'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Chris Murphy, one of the most prominent gun control advocates in the upper chamber, on Sunday said that he could "settle" for scaled-back measures days after four students were killed during a shooting at a Michigan high school.

During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," the Connecticut Democrat said that despite the party controlling the White House and Congress and overwhelmingly supporting measures like universal background checks, filibuster rules in the Senate are preventing the legislation from passing.

"I won't let the perfect be the enemy of the good, right," he said. "I want universal background checks, I want a ban on assault weapons, but I will settle for something much less because that will save lives."

Murphy's renewed push comes after an individual opened fire at Oxford High School, located in suburban Detroit.

The suspect, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, was arrested at the scene and has been charged as an adult. He faces 24 criminal counts, including first-degree murder and terrorism.

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