Senator Chris Murphy and Jane Harmon of the Wilson Center take part in a panel discussion at the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum. / Photo by U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada via Flickr

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy(D-Connecticut) has been a major voice for the gun control lobby over the course of his career, but the days of stumping for the these groups that want to disarm America might be over.

As reported in The Hill:

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Sunday said he is willing to “settle” for less aggressive gun control reform “because that will save lives,” days after four students were killed in a shooting at Michigan high school.

“I won’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, right. I want universal background checks, I want a ban on assault weapons, but I will settle for something much less because that will save lives,” Murphy told co-host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The strangest part about these comments from Senator Murphy is when they were made, politics is a game all about timing after all. These comments come after a recent school shooting in Michigan. While that isn’t the state that Senator Murphy represents, these mass causality incidents generally cause the gun control lobby to leap for more gun control in an effort to make moves off the backs of bodies.

These comments do not mean the end of gun control pushes but they do reflect the current climate on guns and gun control in America. Americans are currently pro-gun as a result of many different things such as; lack of faith in law enforcement, constant riots, the defund the police movement, and a new round of first time gun buyers every week. With so many Americans, including Democrats, buying guns it was only a matter of time before the idea of gun control became unpopular.

Democrats are not going give up on gun control though, take a look at another statement by Senator Murphy to see what their plan is:

“The fact of the matter is we have the votes in the House, in the Senate for a universal background checks bill. We have a president who will sign it. It’s the rules of the Senate that prevent us from passing, you know, we probably have 52, 53, 54 votes in the Senate for this,” Murphy said.

“I also understand that this is, I think, one of the great social change movements in this nation’s history, that we can’t let failure or obstacle stop us. We’re going to have to continue to build a movement. If we don’t change the rules of the Senate then we’re ultimately going to need 60 votes, and so we need to continue to build up our political power around the country,” he added.

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MAS
MAS
8 months ago

Name one gun control law that ever saved a life. Prove it.

Egg
Egg
8 months ago

So chage the rules of the senate to what? 51? What if that’s not enough to pass a law th dems want? Just keep lowering it right. The rule is 60 if you complain you can’t get the votes then maybe you need to except the American people may not want what you do. That’s how America works. All sides get represented.

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
8 months ago

Universal Background Check and an Assault Weapons Ban wouldn’t have stopped the last school shooter, Murphy.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
8 months ago

Murphy’s relatively smart. He knows universal background checks will stifle private transfers, primarily inheritances. On a finer point, due to joint ownership between wives and husbands, the death of one doesn’t constitute a transfer of property. He also knows such laws will increase the demand for new firearms, a bonanza for the industry.

He knows criminals no longer purchase from estates or private owners due to the increased scrutiny of those past practices. Criminals also don’t purchase new or used firearms from licensed dealers because it risks detection (unless you’re the president’s son). They acquire arms from straw buyers, other criminals, trades or theft.

Thus, criminals aren’t affected even slightly by the notion of universal background checks. On the other hand, criminals support suppression of private ownership because such government control expands their opportunities for enrichment. Murphy knows all these things and as private ownership rises at an historic rate, he knows voter resentment also is rising.

People are wondering out loud if democrat support for defunding police, no-bail laws, no penalty for theft under $950, etc., is intended to force voters to increase government power. But the people also are smart. They know all these government ploys will lead to greater government oppression, a sure path to communism as we’ve seen in Venezuela, China, Russia, et al.

And the border problem? Cartels maintain their control with firearms openly smuggled from other criminals scattered worldwide. Their choice is foreign made, fully automatic AK-47 rifles which may not be imported or manufactured in the U.S. They’re vigorously licensed, watched and controlled by several federal agencies.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
8 months ago

Once again, my latest comment is awaiting approval. If these algorithms object to material, the least they could do is advise us on how to improve our rhetoric. I’m on the brink of unsubscribing from this site, Trump Train News and a couple of others. Until this outrageous practice is fixed, I’ve refused to join Trump’s new platform and any other so-called conservative site.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
8 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

My comment was approved within minutes suggesting the algorithm is unreliable.

Upsidedownjack1
8 months ago

Want “My” firearms? Come and TAKE THEM!🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Meathead
Meathead
8 months ago

“Gun Control” is being able to hit your target. Anything else is unconstitutional and thereby illegal.

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