HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – One of Connecticut’s senators said he sees the potential for an increase in gun violence if the president’s pick for the Supreme Court is confirmed.

Sen. Chris Murphy on Thursday spoke about the confirmation process for President Donald Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.

He was joined by gun violence prevention advocates for a news conference.

“We think it's really important for people to know what is going to happen to violence rates all across this country if Amy Coney Barrett is put on the supreme court,” Murphy said.

Murphy’s news conference came as the capital city dealt with a surge in gun violence.

Since Friday, one person was killed and eight others hurt in shootings across the city.

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Huh... someone not already in a position of power might increase our already high gun violence rates? I mean it's not like shootings haven't been skyrocketing since before RBG keeled over anyways, but now you want to try and blame someone who's not already in a position to ya know... do your bloody job?

Simple Logic

Seriously Senator Murphy? Why don't you address the hundreds of car thefts and break-ins happening throughout CT due to criminals being given a slap on the wrist as punishment in your state.


Murphy has been a disappointment for the last few years. Seeking photo ops and grandstanding rather than dealing with practical issues within CT.

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