REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (center L) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (center R) depart the Senate floor directly after ending a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the U.S. Senate to action on gun control measures, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. June 16, 2016.

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Three lessons from Chris Murphy’s gun control filibuster

June 16, 2016, Molly E. Reynolds

For nearly fifteen hours between Wednesday morning and early Thursday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) led a filibuster on the floor of the Senate aimed at addressing gun control issues in the aftermath of last weekend’s mass shooting in Orlando. In this post Molly Reynolds details three lessons we can learn from Sen. Murphy's procedural move. 

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