Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, dismissing “the Republican talking point that mass shootings are a problem of mental illness, not easy access to guns” (emphasis mine):
Spare me the bullshit about mental illness. We don’t have any more mental illness than any other country in the world. You cannot explain this through a prism of mental illness, because we don’t — we’re not an outlier on mental illness. We’re an outlier when it comes to access to firearms and the ability of criminals and very sick people to get their hands on firearms. That’s what makes America different.