Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that some of his colleagues in the Senate believe that something needs to be done policy-wise in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, during an appearance on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. Blumenthal said he expected the shooting to influence the national conversation about gun violence and that he will "talk about it on the floor of the United States Senate."
"I'm hearing from my colleagues in the Senate around the country, some in states like Wisconsin and Colorado, where there have been similar horrific, horrible tragedies, maybe not involving children with this kind of incomprehensible kind of circumstance, but we need to do something, at the very least, perhaps, about the high-capacity magazines that were used in this crime," Blumenthal said.
He continued: "Certainly this horrible episode and incident and crime by this deranged person possessed by demons, as you have put it, will spur and transform, I think, the national conversation. And I intend to talk about it on the floor of the United States Senate, perhaps as early as this week."
He declined to be more specific "out of respect to the families and their grief."