U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling for a federal ban on assault weapons and better enforcement of all gun laws across the board.
Appearing on CNN with host Piers Morgan, Blumenthal said the deaths of 20 children and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School have struck a chord across the country and had a deeper impact than many other mass shootings.
“I think there has really been a seismic change,” Blumenthal said on live television. “I think a nerve has been touched. Newtown will never be the same, but neither will America. … I really am sensing there is an openness and willingness” to debate a ban on assault weapons.
He added, “Newtown is a quintessential New England town. … Newtown is coming together and coming back.”