The anti-gun crowd doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on when it comes to infringing the gun ownership rights of Americans, so they rely on disinformation and outright lies to push their unconstitutional agenda. One of the biggest falsehoods is that the 2nd Amendment is about protecting our right to hunt and the other is that all gun owners are paranoid anti-government kooks. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) put these two lies together as he applauded a doomed-from-the-start gun control bill introduced today.
Murphy, along with gun-hating nuts Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) joined bill co-sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn) to announce a bill that would limit magazine capacity to 10 rounds nationally.
The Hill notes the futility of the proposed legislation like this:
The bill is the first piece of gun control legislation since Republican won control of the Senate. Though it has more than 100 co-sponsors in the House, the bill has virtually no chance of a vote in either chamber.
But Sen. Murphy likes wasting people’s time almost as much as he like taking away their natural civil rights, so he tried to justify the current attempt with this pithy quote:
Murphy stressed that he has not met “a single hunter or a single person who hunts for sport” who needs more than 10 rounds.
Has he ever met a wild hog hunter or a rancher trying to control the varmint population? Because in both of those cases it helps to have a normal capacity magazine. I’d be willing to bet he hasn’t actually met or talked to any hunters, but that’s beside the point.
And the actual point is: read the wording of the 2nd Amendment:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Show me the part that says anything about hunting. Well…I’m waiting. And for that matter, show me the part that says anything about magazine capacity limits or assault weapons bans. It’s pretty clear that this is a right that the government can’t eff with whatsoever.
Of course Murphy doesn’t care about that. He’s got an agenda to disarm the American people and he needs to obscure the facts. As such, he went to the old standard of demonizing lawful gun owners:
He said those who wanted high-capacity magazines were more interested in “arming against the government.”
It is absolutely irresponsible to even suggest that wanting to exercise one’s Constitutional right equates to a desire for armed insurgency. He’s saying that having a 30-round mag is the same thing as joining ISIS. The truth is nearly every gun owner in America is a responsible citizen, including the millions who own modern sporting rifles (AKA assault rifles) and 30-round magazines.
Once again the lefty loonies try paint law-abiding gun owners as the bad guys. It’s a shame that they don’t have that much venom for the criminals with illegally obtained firearms that are responsible for most of the crime and violence in this country.
Here’s a better way to look at things: Any politician that seeks to limit or suppress the right to keep and bear arms is arming against the people. An instrument of the government that wants to deny civil rights is an enemy of the people. It’s made that much worse by the fact that Murphy, like all Senators, took an oath to protect the Constitution of the United States.