CT’s tyrannical Sen. Murphy demands defunding police agencies that won’t enforce radical gun control laws


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WASHINGTON, DC- One-half of Connecticut’s embarrassing contribution to the United States Senate, Christopher Murphy (D) made the absurd suggestion last Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the Senate should defund any law enforcement agencies which refuse to enforce Democrats’ draconian gun laws, Breitbart reports.

Murphy, who competes with fellow Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) for the biggest camera hog in Congress was speaking to host Dana Bash when the subject came up about mass shootings in Virginia and Colorado.

“Five months, it’s been that long since the president signed a bipartisan bill. You helped negotiate it. It incentivized states to implement red flag laws. Virginia and Colorado, where these mass shootings took place over the last then days or so,” Bash said, “they already have red flag laws in place and it did not prevent those mass shootings.”

In response, Murphy said, “It’s important to know that the bill we passed is being implemented as we speak. But it takes a little while for these big, complicated laws to be put in place.”

Murphy did not address the fact that repeatedly, so-called “red flag laws” were completely ineffective.

In fact, most Second Amendment advocates point out that there are plenty of restrictive gun laws already in place that are routinely ignored by prosecutors and judges.

In fact, according to the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, a researcher there found that “red flag laws have no statistically significant effect on overall or firearm-related homicides.” The study did conclude that such laws reduce firearm-related suicides by about 6.4%.


None of that of course matters to Murphy, who’s never seen a firearm he didn’t want confiscated. So much of an anti-gun nut is Murphy that he used the killing of 20 school children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut as campaign donation fodder. His partner in crime, Blumenthal, has done the same thing.

In response to Murphy, Bash noted that both Virginia and Colorado had red flag laws. “They didn’t need the incentives.”

That led Murphy to float the idea of withholding federal funds from agencies that refuse to violate the constitutional rights of their citizens.

“Correct. What we learned in Colorado is that the county in which the shooting happed is a so-called 2nd Amendment sanctuary state [county]. I think the country is going to have to learn about what’s going on in this country. The majority of counties in this country have declared they’re not going to enforce state and federal gun laws.

They’ve decided they’re going to essentially refuse to implement laws that are on the books. That is a growing problem in this country. And I think we’re going to have a conversation about that in the United States Senate.

Do we want to continue to supply funding in law enforcement in counties that refuse to implement state and federal gun laws? Red flag laws are wildly popular.”

Too bad Murphy doesn’t have any such grievances against the Department of Homeland Security, which has been brazenly violating our immigration laws and national sovereignty for nearly two years.

Bash asked Murphy specifically what he was suggesting.

“Do you want to withhold money from law enforcement?”

Murphy replied, “I think which [sic] have to have a conversation about whether we can continue to fund law enforcement in states where they’re refusing to implement these gun laws. I’ll talk to my colleagues about what our approach should be to this problem. But 60% of counties in this country are refusing to implement the nation’s gun laws, we’ve got to do something about that.”

El Paso County, Colorado, home of a Colorado Springs nightclub where a man armed with scary-looking black rifle (otherwise known by Democrats as an “assault rifle) walked into a nightclub on Nov. 19, shot and killed five people, is a Second Amendment sanctuary. The shooter was a self-proclaimed “non-binary” individual, which seemed to deflate the narrative by leftists that it was an anti-LGBT hate crime.

In that case, the district attorney had refused to pursue a red-flag order against the shooter following an earlier incident where he allegedly threatened to blow up his mother’s home.

Meanwhile the New York Post reports that Chesapeake, VA., where a mass shooting took place at a Walmart on Nov. 22 is also defined as a Second Amendment sanctuary jurisdiction.

Last week, Biden told reporters he wants to “ban all semi-automatic weapons,” which signaled he is not interested in only banning scary-looking black rifles. An overwhelming majority of firearms owned in the United States are semi-automatic handguns.

Biden then “circled around” to claiming he wants to enact an assault weapons ban, because he is “sick and tired of these shootings.” Biden however says nothing about the scores of people shot in Chicago every weekend, probably because it doesn’t fit his narrative.

During his Thanksgiving break at the home of a multi-billionaire on the tony Nantucket Island, Biden spoke to reporters.

“The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick. It’s just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers,” Biden said.

Yes, no rationale except Democrats have let crime spiral out of control and many people are no longer able to rely on the police to protect them.

Murphy however acknowledged that there are likely not 60 votes in the Senate to defeat a filibuster on an assault weapons ban.

“The House has already passed it. It’s sitting in front of the Senate. Does it have 60 votes in the Senate right now? Probably not. But let’s see if we can get that number as close to 60 as possible,” Murphy said. “If we don’t have the votes, then we’ll talk to [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer and maybe come back next year, with maybe an additional senator and see if we can do better.”

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