He spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday. Murphy says he and President Trump talked on the phone for 40 minutes about whether they can get democrats and republicans on board with a proposal to expand background checks.
“In particular we were talking about expanding background checks to commercial gun sales. That’s certainly not as far as I would like to go. But I understand that part of my job here is to argue for my beliefs and my convictions but then try to find a compromise,” said Murphy.
Murphy says mental health is not the problem. He says we don’t have more mental illness and less treatment. He says the problem is too many guns.