The final post of the final day of the a Murphy Week

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The Murphy Bill was originally supposed to be a response to the tragedy in Newtown. It was supposed to be the “It’s not about guns it’s about mental health” statement that would protect Congress from all those people who felt like it would be harder to shoot people with guns if it was harder to get guns. It hasn’t really worked out that way. The bill has never made it out of the first committee and mass shootings occur on almost a daily basis.

Tim Murphy is the only living psychologist in the Congress and when he was anointed by the Republican leadership to craft a response to the tragedy it seemed an understandable choice. The Republicans wanted to show that they were about more than noise and sound bites and wanted to show they could actually be part of the governing process and show they could address an issue…

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