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ICYMI: In Wake of Terror Attack in Orlando, Blumenthal & Senate Democrats Announce Renewed Push to Prevent Suspected Terrorists from Purchasing Guns and Explosives

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Today U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Bill Nelson (D-FL) on a media conference call to announce a renewed push to pass legislation to prevent those on terror watchlist from purchasing guns and explosives. This renewed push by Senate Democrats to pass the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 comes after yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Orlando, Florida. Senate Republicans previously blocked the bill in the wake of the San Bernardino attack. 

Audio of Senator Blumenthal’s remarks is available for download here.

Earlier today, Blumenthal also joined U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) at a media availability in Hartford, Connecticut to discuss Sunday morning’s shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida that has left at least 49 dead and another 53 injured - the deadliest shooting in the history of the United States.