Connecticut Democrat Senator Chris Murphy took a hard left turn into insurrectionism on Sunday. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Murphy declared that if the Supreme Court continued to recognize the Second Amendment as a fundamental Constitutional right, then, you know, there might be a “popular revolt.”
According to Murphy, the Supreme Court is illegitimate, district court judges enforcing Supreme Court decisions are just awful people, and unless the Supreme Court backs off and lets fascists at all levels of government do their thing, some bad sh** might happen.
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CHUCK TODD: I want to talk about the issue of guns. And, look, this has been something that you’ve been working on for quite some time, trying to find small increases in gun regulations or big ones. We saw another court ruling that essentially invoked and said, “Hey there’s just not much you can do because of the Second Amendment, this absolutist version and, and interpretation of the Second Amendment.” Given that we have a court system that this is what it’s going to be, how do you tackle gun regulation under this environment? Do you go for a new consti – a new constitutional amendment or do you just hope judges’ philosophies change over the next generation?
SEN. CHRIS MURPHY: Right now, the Supreme Court has made it clear, under Heller Decision, which still controls, they say there is a right to private gun ownership, but there is also an ability for Congress to regulate who owns weapons and what kind of weapons are owned. I think we have to continue to operate under that construct. And I’m – and I really see progress, right? We broke a 30-year log jam last year by passing the first major gun safety initiative. You have seen Republican states like Tennessee looking at red flag laws, Texas considering raising the age to buy assault weapons. I think our movement is in a position to win. Does it worry me, what some of these district courts are doing? Absolutely. But right now, I think our focus is about – has got to be about growing the movement and continuing to capitalize on the progress of last year.
CHUCK TODD: But it does sound like you’ve got to do it within the construct of, “Look. You’re probably not going to be able to regulate much having to do with access to the gun by anybody over 18.”
SEN. CHRIS MURPHY: Well, listen, if the Supreme Court eventually says that states or the Congress can’t pass universal background checks or can’t take these weapons off the streets, I think there’s going to be a popular revolt over that policy. A court that’s already pretty illegitimate is going to be in full crisis mode.
The reason that Murphy and other clowns like David Hogg and Fred Gutenberg are in a panic is high tide in gun control was reached in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings. Most states (27) no longer require permits for concealed carry. Polling shows that support for banning modern sporting rifles has decreased. According to an ABC News poll, 51% of Americans oppose banning modern sporting rifles. Yes, the Supreme Court and lower court rulings eradicating overreach by the gun-grabbers have been critical. Still, the rulings show that the courts, for once, are in step with mainstream America and progressives are left flailing about to create an imaginary world where sane people buy their ideas. The “red flag” law pushed through the Congress by Democrats may keep Murphy warm at night, but it hasn’t hit the federal courts yet and had its patently un-Constitutional and anti-freedom provisions challenged.
Some of that may be due to federal and state response to the COVID “pandemic” and everyone getting a close and personal look at what government tyranny looks like and seeing how quickly it happens. Part is due to the nature of the left. They are prisoners are their own intersectional rhetoric. When transgender shooters blast away in a Christian elementary school, the story goes away nearly overnight (Nashville Shooter Identified as Transgender Man Named Audrey Hale). When a deranged leftist shoots up his former place of employment to protest lax gun laws (The Media Will Forget the Louisville Shooting Because It Doesn’t Support the Gun Control Narrative), the story goes away. The stories go away when mass shootings happen in Alabama and Texas, and the shooters are Black or illegal aliens (Five Killed in Texas Shooting, Police Are Searching for the Shooter, and the Gun Grabbers for a Reason to Look Away). No one cares about the carnage in Chicago or Washington, DC, because to protest the murders means spotlighting the perpetrators. The left was so hard up for a shooting they could use to further their agenda that the Hispanic who shot up a mall in Allen, TX, has been rebranded as a “white” Hispanic (shades of George Zimmerman) who is a neo-Nazi who hates Hispanics and immigrants.
Faced with the electorate’s mood in what will be an unfavorable climate for the 2024 election, Chris Murphy is falling back on the spiritual ancestors of the progressives and gun-grabbers, segregationists. When the Supreme Court ruled “separate but equal” unconstitutional, segregationists tried to motivate their adherents to disobey the law. It played out in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the 101st Airborne eventually being used to open schools there. In Virginia, the “massive resistance” strategy was devised and not definitively peter out until the late 1960s.
Murphy being an idiot doesn’t make him less of an insurrectionist. By declaring the Supreme Court illegitimate and hinting that violent methods may be necessary to stop further limits on illegal gun control legislation, he’s clearly violating his oath of office. Moreover, just like a psycho Bernie Sanders fanboi took Sanders’ socialist rhetoric to heart and tried to decapitate the House GOP caucus, one or more anti-gun nutters will be provoked to commit violent acts by Murphy’s call to arms. You can count on it.
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