The families who lost their children in the Newtown school shooting have been travelling back and forth between Connecticut and Washington D.C. in hopes that there will be a change in guns laws in the United States, according to Connecticut Senator Christopher Murphy.
“Many of them are able to get up in the morning because they believe that this world is going to change as consequence of this tragedy,” Murphy told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. “I shudder to think what I’m going to tell some of these families if we can’t even get background checks passed.”
Murphy told Amanpour that even if guns laws aren’t changed now in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, he will continue pushing for reform – citing the many attempts it took to pass previous gun reforms in the past.
“It won’t meant the fight is over, but many of these families believe that the only way they can live – on certain days and in certain hours – is to know that the laws are going to change and that other communities won’t have to go through this.”
You can see Amanpour’s full interview with Senator Murphy in the video above.