Anti-gun activists march to the U.S. Capitol as Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) wages a fillibuster on the Senate floor in order to force a vote on gun control on June 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP
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A Democratic senator upset with congressional inaction on gun violence led a nearly 14-hour Senate filibuster before yielding the floor early Thursday with a pledge that he and his colleagues would press aggressively for a legislative response to the tragedy in Florida, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Since about 11:20 a.m., senator after senator took to the chamber's floor to argue for legislation.Murphy, 42 and the father of two young boys, said he cannot look into the eyes of those children's relatives and tell them that Congress has done nothing since.Murphy began speaking at 11:21 a.m., and he was still standing more than 10 hours later, showing few signs of fatigue.Murphy is seeking a vote on legislation from Feinstein that would let the government bar sales of guns and explosives to people it suspects of being terrorists.Trump said he would meet with the NRA to discuss ways to block people on terrorism watch lists or no-fly lists from buying guns.
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