HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are calling for Congress to impose more stringent gun-control laws in the aftermath of Sunday’s attack in Orlando.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, along with Rep. Elizabeth Esty, called on their colleagues in Washington to impose a ban on assault-style weapons, ban those on the terror watch list from buying guns, and establish comprehensive background checks to purchase a gun.
“Why on earth would we facilitate the work of ISIS to find lone-wolf attackers in the United States by continuing to arm them with military-style weapons?,” Murphy asked at a press conference in Hartford Monday.
Rep. Esty noted that the attack in Orlando hits particularly close to home for her, because a native of Torrington, a city she represents, was killed in the massacre. Kimberly Morris moved to Orlando just months ago and had taken a job at Pulse nightclub as a bouncer, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Morris attended Post University in Waterbury.