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Sen. Dickhead Murphy: Right-Wingers Claim Gun Rights ‘God-Given’ Because of Fear

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During a September 8 speech to the National Press Club, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) suggested right-wingers claim gun rights are “God-given” out of fear.

He sug­gest­ed the claim is part of “anti-gov­ern­ment posi­tion­ing” by Repub­li­cans, who are afraid of los­ing pow­er via the com­ing elec­tion or through a suc­cess­ful gun con­trol push.

The CT Post quot­ed Mur­phy say­ing:

In an era where anti-gov­ern­ment posi­tion­ing is a hall­mark of the mod­ern right, it shouldn’t sur­prise any­one that increas­ing­ly Repub­li­cans are abso­lutist in their views on the right of cit­i­zens to own guns. They want to pre­serve the right of rev­o­lu­tion as a means of show­ing how much they tru­ly hate the cur­rent gov­ern­ment, admin­is­tered by Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma.

Mur­phy went on to claim the num­ber of peo­ple buy­ing guns is actu­al­ly on the decline, that the gun indus­try is sur­viv­ing by sell­ing more guns to few­er peo­ple. He said:

Only one-third of Amer­i­cans today are buy­ing guns, as opposed to half of Amer­i­cans 30 years ago, mean­ing that the indus­try is reliant on a small­er num­ber of gun own­ers buy­ing large caches of expen­sive weapons like the AR-15. The num­ber of buy­ers has shrunk, so the sim­ple solu­tion, the indus­try real­ized, is to just sell more weapons to this small­er-sized mar­ket.

In real­i­ty, FBI fig­ures show that August 2016 was the six­teenth con­sec­u­tive month of record back­ground checks for retail gun sales in Amer­i­ca. This is per­ti­nent because back­ground checks are not con­duct­ed on firearms, but on the buy­ers of firearms. So 16 con­sec­u­tive months of record checks stand in oppo­si­tion to Sen­a­tor Murphy’s claim that the pool of gun pur­chasers is shrink­ing.

Inter­est­ing­ly, Mur­phy has been bash­ing claims that gun rights are “God-giv­en” for some time; this is not a new issue for him. In fact, when the Sen­ate reject­ed new gun con­trols in the wake of the attack on Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School, an angry Mur­phy react­ed by assur­ing Sec­ond Amend­ment sup­port­ers that gun rights were not “God-giv­en.” He told MSBNC’s Rachel Mad­dow, “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.”

Thomas Jef­fer­son and his found­ing con­tem­po­raries, how­ev­er, argued that we had “cer­tain unalien­able rights” with which we were “endowed by [our] Cre­ator.”

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