- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are expressing frustration over the latest deadly mass shooting, upset their colleagues have not passed gun control measures such as background checks.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said Friday Congress “has been an accomplice in these murders” and is “quietly endorsing this mass slaughter by refusing to act in the fact of mass shooting after mass shooting.”

Murphy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Elizabeth Esty appeared at the Legislative Office Building to announce proposed federal legislation that would bar gun sales until background checks are completed. Some states allow the sale to be completed if the check continues beyond 72 hours.

The news conference had been scheduled before Thursday’s shooting at an Oregon community college, which left 10 people, including the gunman, dead.

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