Murphy’s Slander Should Be Slammed

United States – -( is nothing more predictable than the fact that anti-Second Amendment extremists will race to the nearest microphone to exploit a shooting at a school like the one at Oxford High School in Michigan recently.

Nor is it a surprise when someone like Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) unleashes slanders aimed at Second Amendment supporters that would, in a past age, lead those smeared to seek recourse via the code duello. It must mean that a tragic event happened on a day ending with the letter Y. Furthermore, he is seeking to exploit the unimaginable and incomprehensible grief of the families of the victims.

First of all, let’s make one thing clear: Murphy’s desired agenda that he seeks to have enacted is nothing less than the infliction of injustice on tens of millions of Americans by punishing them via the infringement of their Second Amendment for a series of horrific crimes and/or acts of madness they did not commit.

Second of all, what must also be clear is that when Second Amendment supporters exercise their First Amendment rights to oppose efforts like those from Chris Murphy, they are doing nothing wrong. Murphy’s sick insinuation that those who oppose his anti-Second Amendment extremism endorse school shootings is something that belongs in the ashheap of history.

It is quite telling that the many people who condemned Donald Trump for a lack of civility or violating “norms and standards” have been silent about slanders like those from Murphy. If anything, those like Dan Gross, who purport to seek “common ground” when discussing Second Amendment issues, have been silent about the slanders.

Gross talked a good game this past spring in his open letter and in his speech in November 2019, I’ll admit. But where are the actions to back the talk? It’s been eight-plus months since the open letter. It’s been two years since the speech. Again, where is the action?

Murphy’s smear is also a chance for Doctor Oz, who announced his Senate candidacy, to show he means what he said as well. There is understandable skepticism of his support for the Second Amendment, given past comments, and he can alleviate concerns by slamming Murphy’s slander.

Ultimately, though, there is only one way to guarantee that the slander will abate to some degree: It needs to become politically toxic. Second Amendment supporters need to work hard to esnure the defeat of anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels via the ballot box as soon as possible.  In fact, in a way, we can even make the case we are standing for civility and decency.

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post,, and other national websites.

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We have needed to bring back dueling, tar & feathers and a number if other traditions for over a century. It would have stopped so much of the corruption, federal overreach and dozens of unconstitutional laws from ever passing.


If the Jan 6 political prisoners had set out to capture and tar and feather alleged “representatives” it would have been perfectly appropriate.



No candidate that does not promote FIRING AND PROSECUTING EVERY DEEP STATE TRAITOR and wholesale closing of .gov agencies is qualified to run in the next election farce.

President Trump Screwed up big time by trying to work with the communists instead of aggressively exposing, shaming and firing them. In his career he was so good at firing people because he was such a bad judge of character in hiring them.

No traitor, agency or person should be safe from termination (or hanging)


Spineless wonders is a very good description!


If by good description you mean overly charitable description.

I think you could make an argument that.the spineless wonders are actually snakes working for other side………or to be kind,
the rnc in general has proven time and again to be the Washington Generals playing the Harlem Globe Trotters. There to feign competition and loose. Playing a good close loosing game for the box office.


Yes, they like to lose with honor!


Chris Murphy a loyal Marxists and practicing communist says it all . I would say drown him but I would not want to contaminate a water source during a drought .


They just never stop.
It seems to me that since Sandy Hook, all new “gun control” has been responded to with MASS NON-COMPLIANCE!
Not one more inch.

Glypto Dropem

After the intolerable/unconstitutional acts passed post Sandy Hook, the CT State Police and NY state authorities WILL NOT release the numbers of actual registrations compared to firearms and magazines owned. Therefore, based on best estimates from real firearms experts, non-compliance rates in Kommiecticut are approximately 85%, and up to 95% in NY. In Kommiecticut, we were told there was going to be “aggressive enforcement” of the new laws if we did not comply. To date, they have remained silent and frightened out of their wits, and have only prosecuted a few criminals caught committing real crimes. The made up “paper… Read more »