Warren: We 'will have blood on our hands' if we don't act on guns

Warren: We 'will have blood on our hands' if we don't act on guns

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke as part of a day-long Senate floor filibuster on gun violence launched by Sen. Chris Murphy. | Getty

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Congress “will have blood on its hands” if it fails to act in the wake of last weekend’s massacre at an Orlando nightclub, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

“If we fail to act, the next time someone uses a gun to kill one of us, a gun that we could have kept out of the hands of a terrorist, the members of this Congress will have blood on our hands,” Warren (D-Mass.) said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

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The Massachusetts senator spoke as part of a day-long Senate floor filibuster on gun violence launched by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). The Senate is currently debating a spending bill to which Democrats hope to attach gun control amendments.

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to find compromise on legislation that would bar suspected terrorists from legally purchasing firearms as well as a means for individuals who feel they’ve been wrongly put on a terror watch list to petition to have themselves removed.

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