Murphy said when he was elected into office in Nov. he never imagined such a terrible tragedy taking place and dictating policy like the massacre in Newtown has.READ MORE: Paterson Mother Charged With Murder In 7-Year-Old's Death
He said the fact that 26 lives were taken in five minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School cannot be ignored and demand action.
“The worst reality is this: if we don’t do something right now, it’s going to happen again,” Murphy said. “We can’t ignore the reality, because it’s here. And on a disturbingly regular basis, it’s here. In Columbine, in Tucson, in Aurora, in Sandy Hook. And the next town’s name is just waiting to be added to the list if we do nothing.”