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In the wake of a Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, many are urging members of Congress to enact stricter gun control laws. Some Democratic members of Congress have already made strong statements advocating for stricter gun control, but Republicans have only offered "thoughts and prayers" thus far, and many doubt Congress will do anything to change gun laws. What do you think? 🔫

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A mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 dead after a teen gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle. As horrific details of the shooting continue to unfold, many are wondering if the events will lead Congress to enact stricter gun control laws. This is the 18th shooting this year alone.

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Republican members of Congress have repeatedly offered "thoughts and prayers" in response to mass shootings, but their condolences have yet to translate into legislative action. Many believe this tragedy is no different. 

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But Democratic members of Congress have been extremely vocal in calling out their colleagues and pushing them to do more than offer prayers. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), who was thrust into the gun control debate after Sandy Hook left 20 children dead, has led the fight for stricter gun laws and had some harsh words for his Republican colleagues.

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And other Democratic members of Congress have echoed Murphy's call to action, leaving some hopeful that the Florida shooting may finally lead to change.

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