- Associated Press - Monday, October 2, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered flags lowered to half-staff until Friday to honor the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas.

The Democratic governor calls it a senseless tragedy. He says Connecticut stands with everyone affected by the shooting.

Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal on Monday both criticized their colleagues in Congress for failing to act to prevent gun violence, while also expressing their sorrow. Murphy blasted what he called hollow thoughts and prayers of politicians and “continued legislative indifference.”

Democratic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro called on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan to allow Congress to take up what she called “commonsense reforms” such as banning assault weapons and supporting federal research into the causes of gun violence.

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