Sen. Murphy talks Iraq, new gun legislation

- FILE - U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn) (WTNH)

New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 sat down with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy Friday on Good Morning Connecticut to discuss a variety of issues.

The first issue Sen. Murphy spoke about was the ongoing crisis in Iraq.  He sits on the Foreign Relation Committee, and has had a chance to speak with Secretary of State John Kerry about the next possible move for Iraq. Murphy said he supports sending in military advisers, but not combat troops.

We also discussed a new piece of legislation that he co-sponsored. The ‘Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act’ would protect those who lived through domestic violence by preventing an individual subject to a temporary restraining order from purchasing or possessing a firearm for the duration of that order.

“This legislation closes a dangerous loophole,” Sen. Murphy said. He also said domestic abusers are at the height of the rage when an order is short-term.

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