Florida shooting: US senator makes emotional speech in Senate chamber as news broke about the school massacre

'This happens nowhere else other than the United States of America'

Thursday 15 February 2018 13:28 GMT
Florida school shooting: US Senator gives emotional speech in Congress after news of incident broke

A US Senator has made an emotional plea to Congress on gun control while news was unfolding of the Florida school shooting.

Chris Murphy, a Democrat who represents the district of Connecticut where the Sandy Hook massacre took place in 2012, claimed Congress was responsible for "the level of mass atrocity" in the US due to gun violence.

Seventeen people were killed in the incident in Parkland, Florida, on 14 February.

"We are responsible," He said. "This happens nowhere else other than the United States of America.'"

"It only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction."

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