By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- During a December 4th 2013 press conference Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) referred to pro-gun Senators as “gun control Darwinists” who “totally [misread] the NRA's power.”
He said he plans to spend the next two weeks trying to “shame [them] into taking another look at [the] issue.”
According to The Daily Beast, Murphy said Republicans who resisted more gun control “really believe that the best way to get guns out of the hands of criminals is to put guns into the hands of both good guys and bad guys.” He said this is the “ethic” that underlies “Stand Your Ground” laws and opposes expanded background checks.
Murphy said the majority of Americans in both parties want more gun control, but are hindered by a misunderstanding of the NRA's power. He said the NRA is comprised of “paper tigers.”
Last week, CNN reported that there has been a 23 percent increase in opposition to gun control since January and that a majority of Americans no longer support gun control.
On August 5th I reported that Murphy said, “The Second Amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right.” He said it is a right that comes with conditions.
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