This is a United States Senator for the State of Connecticut. And yes, he sports the “D” after the title. Just a wee bit of fisking on this article.
Murphy said he was shocked when Congress failed to pass moderate gun control legislation after the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in his state, even though polls show that “80% to 90% of Americans will tell you they wanted expanded background checks for people trying to buy guns”.
“Democracy is not supposed to allow for that to happen,” he said.
Well, that tight there is one of your problems, Senator. We are not in a democracy but a Constitutional Republic. We do not bow to the dictatorship of 50+1% that can strip our Rights.
Republicans, he said, use their support of gun rights as a cornerstone in their strategy to win elections by launching “an all-out, no-holds-barred assault on government”.
You must be talking about other Republicans because the pussies we have in congress look more like Democrats cloaked under a cape with GOP embroidered in it.
“The second amendment has become sacred because it’s the best way for them to express how furious they are at government. They are willing to defend the right of individuals to take up arms against it. There’s no way to get farther right on anti-government rhetoric than that.”
Has become? It always has been sacred. And actually there is a way to get farther on the “anti-government rhetoric.” Do pray we never have to travel that road.
“The Republicans in some way, shape or form have become a neo-anarchist party, in that they don’t accept that there is much legitimacy at all to the existence of public functions,” he said.
Can somebody tell me if CT legalized the use of pot? Because this guy had to be high as a kite when he said that.
As American household firearm ownership shrinks, he said, the gun industry also relies on anti-government rhetoric about “black helicopters” to sell more firearms to a smaller number of people.
Black Helicopters? That is so Clinton Administration! Get on with the times! Chem Trails is the new Black Helicopter!
“By sitting down and negotiating with the government about stricter gun laws, it runs counter to that narrative about the government coming to get you that prompts increasing gun sales,” he said.
More like it runs counter with that pesky document called Constitution.
“We are down in the weeds,” he said.
OK, he is smoking pot. Explains a lot.
The long game for advocates of gun violence prevention, Murphy said, was to make state laws across the country reflect state laws in Connecticut, including universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.
We know that. And you ain’t getting it.