Sen. Murphy tries to get talks going on limited gun measures after Texas shooting

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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct., speaks on a phone with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Wednesday morning, May 25, 2022 on Capitol Hill. Murphy, on the Senate floor on Tuesday demanded that lawmakers accomplish what they failed to do after 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut died in 2012.

Even as some lawmakers say it’s “nuts” not to take action, any measure faces exceedingly slim odds of passing in the 50-50 Senate.

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