Dem Senator Chris Murphy: Right to Keep & Bear Arms Is ‘Not a God-Given Right’

Anti Gun CT Senator Chris Murphy
Anti Gun CT Senator Chris Murphy says Right to Keep and Bear Arms Is ‘Not a God-Given Right'
AmmoLand Gun News
AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- During a May appearance on Rachel Maddow Lean Forward Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said gun rights are not “God-given” and any claim that the Founding Fathers wanted U.S. citizens armed so they could repel a tyranny “is insane.”

Murphy said, “The Second Amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right. It has always had conditions upon it like the First Amendment has.”

This is disturbing language from a sitting Senator, especially when you consider that the First Amendment opens with the phrase “Congress shall make no law” and the Second Amendment states that the right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.”

Moreover, anyone who has studied the two major political philosophies among our Founding Fathers knows that Anti-Federalists persuaded Federalists to add the Bill of Rights to the Constitution as a check on the government rather than the people. The Bill of Rights allowed James Madison to set apart and protect those certain, “unalienable rights” Thomas Jefferson had described in the Declaration of Independence.

These were those rights with which Jefferson said we were “endowed by [our] Creator.” In other words, they were God-given.

Murphy claims that talk of possessing arms as a check on the government is a demonstration of how the NRA has morphed into a “paramilitary group.” But long before the NRA was even thought of, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story wrote:

The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.

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Thomas Sebold
Thomas Sebold
7 years ago

I am embarrassed to admit that Murphy is one of my state’s Senators.

His lack of knowledge is profound! He is a puppet fo “ocriminal” and the other Comunist Muslin Jihadists in America today!

I hope I never see the day where the citizens of America have to defend our Constitutional rights! I am a retired police officer and I took an oath to defend the Constitution!

I am an oath keeper! MOLON LABBE!

jarhead8389
jarhead8389
7 years ago

Remember what Joseph Goebbels said in paraphrasing Mein Kampf. He said, tell a big enough lie, often enough, and it becomes the truth. Progressive liberals and the current administration have mastered this propaganda technique. Looking at the comments here, we are preaching to the choir. We need to face these scoundrels and call them out for what they are, what used to be called scalawags in the South. A scalawag today would be one who goes against the founding fathers’ concept of republicanism. Semper fideles!

john carr
john carr
7 years ago

The only thing insane here is Chris.

dan
dan
7 years ago

this sen. is a simple fuking idiot..and deserves all the respect due a scumbag politician that swears an oath to the Constitution and does not KNOW what it says or represents,and surly does not respect it…so from one that believes in our Constitution to a scumbag politician…from my respectful heart to a sitting sen. FUK you

William
William
7 years ago

Taxpayer supplies armed bodyguards certainly aren’t either God given nor Constitutional. Take those away from him and see if his opinion changes.

askeptic
askeptic
7 years ago

“This guy is either a moron or completely uneducated in the founding principles of this country!”

He’s a Progressive Democrat – sort of a two-fer!

askeptic
askeptic
7 years ago

Thomas Hooker, and Roger Williams – not to mention John Adams – would be aghast if they heard such blasphemy from the mouth of someone selected to lead their descendants.

DannyG
DannyG
7 years ago

This is precisely why the founders put it in the Constitution is because they were wise enough to know that over time, even with their best intentions, politicians would start trying to infringe on our rights and chip away at them until the American people would fall under a dictatorship. The Constitution is superior to the individual men and women we have running this country, that’s why it’s the supreme law of the land. Now leave it alone and quit trying to change it.

jgeorgia2000
jgeorgia2000
7 years ago

That’s the reason it is the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution Moron!

Me
Me
7 years ago

Founding Fathers or a Left Wing Lunatic loon senator. Gee, which on is insane! Must be a trick question.

Bill Butler
Bill Butler
7 years ago

Look at the television show that this fool was on. That should explain his views. Maddow is one strange bird and MSNBC is full of those birds.

Mike G.
Mike G.
7 years ago

Fortunately, the Creator has determined what constitute our God-given rights; they are not defined or bestowed by demented politicians such as Chris Murphy. They can try to spin it any way that they wish, but Connecticut’s Governor and Senators, along with the rest of their odious ilk, look upon our Sacred Constitution with arrogance and contempt. The outrages that they have perpetrated will not be forgotten, no matter how loudly they bray to the media.

TexStan
TexStan
7 years ago

In any event, this @sshole took an oath of office to up hold the constitution. I don’t believe that oath had any qualifying language in it.

Alan
Alan
7 years ago

This guy is either a moron or completely uneducated in the founding principles of this country!

Hopalong
Hopalong
7 years ago

He’s wacko like I was talking about.

LHTwist
LHTwist
7 years ago

His words are what are insane, but they were uttered in May!!! We don’t have time to dwell in the past, let’s keep our eye on what’s happening today and fight the fights that will make a difference.

Jay W
Jay W
7 years ago

This is exactly the kind of tyrant our founders enacted the bill of rights to restrain.

Mark Are
Mark Are
7 years ago

It just goes to show you that “they” are going to do and say what they want because WE aren’t doing anything to stop them. The voting booth has been compromised, the jury box has been compromised, but one box remains uncompromisable. THE CARTRIDGE BOX. He and his fellowship of FOOLS better take note of the 300 billion rounds of ammo purchased by WE THE PEOPLE since Odumba stole his way into office.

dan
dan
7 years ago

Truth and Facts,will never be enter in to a progressive’s thought process….This POS was elected so what does that say for the voters…….These type of congress people need to be shouted down by other congress members …but I never hear that happening…..the good ones work along side of this evil…and you can see the results……WE THE PEOPLE…are the losers…..my answer to all of them Semper Fi….

sidney
sidney
7 years ago

well said my friends , Semper Fi.

swampsniper
swampsniper
7 years ago

The ignorant POS didn’t study the same history I did.

EthanP
EthanP
7 years ago

He’s obviously not familiar with the ‘Founders’. They all were quite explicit about the need for an armed populace.

At the time the 2nd Amendment was written, “militia” ment all free men with the right to vote. Now that includes all voters.

SiVis Pacem ParaBellum

It is narrow mindedness like this that is going to hand this country over to whom ever wants it and has the guns to take it, which if Obama and this a-hole has there way, will be EVERYBODY! This guy, Obummer and the ENTIRE GUN-GRABBER movement that it was GUNS THAT GAVE THEM THEIR FREEDOM FROM A TYRANNICAL DICTATOR in King George! Now, our tyrannical dictator wants to take away our weapons again! WHY? It sure as HELL AIN’T FOR NATIONAL SECURITY, as they would claim and want us to believe. Any movement, group or anyone else trying to take… Read more »

Johnny Geetar
Johnny Geetar
7 years ago

What a meat sock! Worse than being a mere leftist fool, he can’t even READ! I think remedial English Comprehension should be mandatory for all commie progressive leftists. Especially those that run for political office….

TEX
TEX
7 years ago

CT,’nuff said !

william hayes
william hayes
7 years ago

what happened to CONGRESS SHALL PASS NO LAW TO WHICH THEY ARE EXEMPT!!

Rob
Rob
7 years ago

“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, …” – Alexander Hamilton Federalist Papers 28.

LIBERALS are insane.