Dem senator: I support ‘real’ Second Amendment, not ‘imaginary’ one

The Hill – by Max Greenwood

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) declared on Saturday that he backs the “real” Second Amendment, rather than an “imaginary” version of the provision that he says is touted by gun rights advocates.

“I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment,” Murphy tweeted. “And the real #2A isn’t absolute. It allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as fast as possible.”  

Murphy’s tweet came a day after a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas left at least 10 people dead and 10 others injured. Authorities also said they had located explosive devices at the school, as well as off campus.

The suspected shooter was identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a student at the school. One other student has been detained as a person of interest.

Murphy has been an outspoken advocate for stricter gun laws, particularly banning assault-style weapons like the AR-15, which has become a relatively common firearm in mass shootings.

Pagourtzis allegedly used a shotgun and a .38 revolver belonging to his father to carry out the shooting in Texas on Friday, authorities said. Neither gun is considered an assault-style weapon.

Murphy’s home state became the site of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history in 2012, when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and six adults.

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/388451-dem-sen-i-support-real-second-amendment-not-imaginary-one

4 thoughts on “Dem senator: I support ‘real’ Second Amendment, not ‘imaginary’ one

  1. Sigh….here we go again.
    First, the arms referred to in our 2nd Amendment were also designed to kill as many as fast as possible…and our right to bear such arm SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED! Period…game over.

    Second, as we all know an AR-15 is NOT an assault-style weapon. This guy has his facts messed up as well as his history.

    Perhaps he needs lessons in both history and weapons handling…maybe not the latter as he’d hurt himself and sue.

  2. Translation; All of us liberals, Democrats and communist support the Real USA and not the phony crap created by the Founding Fathers with all of those rights for the people.

    Sarcasm Off

    I dont know this country anymore.

  3. *** “It allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as fast as possible.” ***

    I ask again here, as I have before: if that is the sole purpose of rifles like the AR-15, then why are they in widespread use among civilian police? Why are police allowed to have weapons whose only purpose is mass murder? When is it ever appropriate for the police to “kill as many people as fast as possible”?

    F–k you, Chris Murphy, you logically-challenged turd.

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