Sen. Murphy\’s Day At The Gun Range

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U.S. Sen Chris Murphy, who has emerged as one of the biggest critics of the NRA in Congress, will go to the State Police gun range in Simsbury this morning for some on-the-job observations of what it\’s like to shoot the kind of assault weapons he wants banned.

According to Murphy\’s office, the senator will  \”receive a demonstration of the destructive power of military-style assault weapons.\”

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31 thoughts on “Sen. Murphy\’s Day At The Gun Range

  1. Connecticut is dying too

    When will the Senator get a demonstration as to the effectiveness of illegal handguns in our city streets? You know, the ones that kill thousands each year- over 500 in Chicago alone.

    Imagine if we actually enforced laws already on the books instead of demoguoging for new ones.

  2. Kim

    afterwards, Murphy will retire to chambers for a demonstration of the destructive powers of a subjective, prevaricating, irrational, self-interested political system as it abuses its power by exerting even more control of the citizens it is supposed to represent. This, while failing to uphold his pledge to protect and defend the constitution.

    Thanks Murphy, you’ve hammered another nail into your political coffin and you’ve only been here for a couple of weeks. Keep up the good work

    1. Erik

      Were in the constitution does it say you have a right to own todays military weapons. When the constitution was written a single shot musket was the only weapon the founders considered. That is your only right

      1. Kim

        That’s a nonsense argument, Erik. The right to defend yourself against tyranny is not limited to muskets. Where does it say that in the Constitution.

        The soldiers and the British troops had simple weapons as well. Does that mean our troops today should be limited? You can’t have it both ways

  3. Kim

    and when will Murphy address over taxation, jobs, the entitlement state, etc? ‘Never let a crisis go to waste’ is the mantra, yet he’s not addressing them. More grandstanding, political posturing, and condescension forthcoming. Wait for it

  4. johngaltwhereru

    If a Senator mugs for cameras and advertises that he is going on a educational field trip, even when he already knows how he will vote on related legislation, is that accurately categorized as propaganda?

  5. sam

    It is amazing how some people in politics are taking advantage of such a terrible tragedy such as this one in Newtown, to further their careers and push an agenda that our liberal politicians have been trying to push thru for years since the assault ban was lifted. Our politicians seem to be stuck on the gun part of this terrible, terrible tragedy in Newtown but they are giving very little attention to the mental health issues and the violence in our media and the overall lack of morality in our society today which these are probaly the biggest contributor to this problem. The gun is only the tool used here, the real problem behind this tragedy is the insane person behind the trigger not the gun itself. I think that our senators and congressmen and women should slow down a little bit here, they seem to be looking to only penalize our law abiding citizens, I have seen nothing proposed to penalize the criminal element. Not one mention has been made by these over zealous politicians to bring back the death penalty they abolished here in Ct. The humorous part of this debate is the fact that these politicians and people so against these guns think this will really result in less of these types of crime. How naieve these people are who think this. Crime will probably actually rise because criminals dont abide by our laws. The criminal element and the insane in our society will still find these guns no matter how many more feel good laws our foolish politicians pass into law. I guess we really cant expect to much from our politicians though the political system is set up so they get these jobs out of popularity contest not their qualifications to actual do a job.

  6. susan

    Once Mr Murphy sees how evil, wicked and sinful these weapons are, he’ll ban them for ever. And the people who own these evil things should be tracked down, and made to hand them over.

    1. Kim

      human attributes given to inanimate objects – interesting. This is the same Susan who stated in another blog that she was willing to undergo all sorts of personal deprivations in the name of gun control. Now the readers understand why.

      Sounds like yet another wildbill personality- that’s three so far and counting. Issues-issues

      1. Harry Hoko

        Kim; Don’t let this WildBill/Susan/RepealBill charector disturb you. He sounds like the tipical insecure liberal attempting to confuse you and make you think he is many but really only one mangled, foolish and immature voice.

        Hang in there, buddy.

    2. Sam

      Are you serious and really this foolish? Or are you just pulling our leg with your comment about tracking them down and making them hand the guns over? The only people you will be able to track down are law abiding citizens with registered weapons. The criminals and the insane in our society dont register stolen or illegally purchased weapons so how do you plan to confiscate them? Maybe you think once they pass new laws the criminals will just show up at the police station and turn them in lol.

    3. Fake Thomas Jefferson

      Unfortunately for you Susan he will never be able to ban them, Congress will not even bring that to the floor for a vote. No one will ever track anyone down and none will be handed over. That is the reality of the situation. CT may appease their misplaced fervor with changes to how they look but the same basic rifles will still be sold everyday in this state. And if one were to want one that looks like they do today they will be just a few hours drive away or a couple of clicks over the internet to purchase as many as they want with as many 30 round clips as they want.

      1. Erik

        Fake, you are right, they will never be completely baned, however there is no need for them outside of the military. They are useless for home defense. This was proven during the urban combat in Iraq. This is why the military issued the M500 shotgun to someone on every patrol in the cities. A short shotgun is a superior weapon for home defense. To which everyone in the nation has a right to defend themselves. Leaving me to conclude that the people who insist on owning an M16 for self defense are misinformed. And the founders that wrote the 2nd amendment could not have considered todays military weapons. So you have no more right to own an M16 than I have to own a garage full of C4 or a patriot missle.

        1. Fake thomas Jefferson

          Erik,

          Thank you for the response but you are wrong in the fact that I will have no right to own a AR-15 because no federal ban will be enacted which will be reinforcing my right to own 1 or 100. Supreme Court has upheld in numerous decisions regarding these weapons. You most likely did not know that these rifles have been available in gun shops and stores for almost 50 years. Hopefully you will never find youself in the need of the services of an AR-15. One of the truly remarkable American inventions of the last century.

        2. Kim

          more nonsense Erik. What data do you have to support your claim that that an AR-15 is uselses for home defense? Have you ever fired a weapon? Do you know the difference between fully automatica and semi-automatic?

          the founders didn’t need to consider today’s weapons. Their second amendment was about personal freedom against tyrannical government – no restrictions on the weapons.

          Someone is misinformed – any guesses who?

  7. Sam

    It is amazing how some people in politics are taking advantage of such a terrible tragedy such as this one in Newtown, to further their careers and push an agenda that our liberal politicians have been trying to push thru for years since the assault ban was lifted. Our politicians seem to be stuck on the gun part of this terrible, terrible tragedy in Newtown but they are giving very little attention to the mental health issues and the violence in our media and the overall lack of morality in our society today which these are probaly the biggest contributor to this problem. The gun is only the tool used here, the real problem behind this tragedy is the insane person behind the trigger not the gun itself or the type of gun. I think that our politicians should slow down a little bit here, they seem to be looking to only penalize the law abiding citizens among us, I have seen nothing proposed to penalize the criminal element. Not one mention has been made by these over zealous politicians to bring back the death penalty they abolished here in Ct. The humorous part of this debate is the fact that these politicians and people so against these guns think this will really result in less of these types of crime. How naive these people are who think this. Crime will probably actually rise because criminals dont abide by our laws. The criminal element and the insane in our society will still find these guns no matter how many more feel good laws our foolish politicians pass into law. I guess we really cant expect to much from our politicians though the political system is set up so they get these jobs out of a popularity contest type of system not their qualifications to actually be able do the job they are elected to.

  8. Jarhead

    @CT is dying too

    You don’t expect the senator to look at the facts do you? That would only make sense. He’s just out to push his anti-gun agenda. There’s no talking to any of them they all think they know everything. They’re just looking to take guns out of the arms of law-abiding citizens that’s going to keep criminals from breaking the law. Makes total sense right

  9. Fake Thomas Jefferson

    I hope someone informed the fine junior Senator from CT that the Newtown Board of Education voted to have armed Police in every school last night. Funny that they agree with the NRA that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Also I hope they also let him fire the avaerage deer hunting rifle in comparison to the modern sporting rifle so he can see how off the mark he is in comparison of firepower.

    1. enness

      Where can I fnd more information about this vote? I mean, I’ll gladly look into it myself, but if you could point me in a starting direction that would be cool.

      1. Fake thomas Jefferson

        The vote occurred Wednesday or Thursday night by the Newtown Board of Education. It was buried in most newspapers because it throws this whole debate into a tailspin. If you Google it I am sure you can find it. I will post a link if I find one

  10. CTtax13

    “The real second amendment has always given people of this country through their elected leaders the ability to decide what guns are reserved for the military, what weapons are reserved for the military and what weapons are available to the public,” said Senator Murphy.
    Please tell me Mr. Murphy, Where in the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution can we find your statement “through their elected leaders”

    Sir, you continue to be part of the ruling class and have no regard for the Constitution and all of your constituents. You are about YOU and no one else. Your $175,000 a year salary(which is more than triple the national average) is to represent everyone. Not who you pick and choose based on their ideology.

    1. Erik

      CTtax13, I am sick of you 2nd admendment fans insisting it is a blank check to own any weapon you see fit. Where does it say you have a right to posses C4, or mustard gas, or a surface to air missle, or even an M16. It does not. It says “the right of people to keep and bare arms shall not be infrindged”. Written at a time when muskets were the only arms available. That is your only right, a single shot musket, unless you consider in constitution a living document. The AR platform weapons are part of todays military arsonal, as is the MK-19 grenade launcher and the AT-4 shoulder fired rocket. You have no constitutional rights to any of these weapons. You have a right to a single shot musket as the founders intended.

      1. Fake thomas Jefferson

        Erik,

        Thank you for the response but you are wrong in the fact that I will have no right to own a AR-15 because no federal ban will be enacted which will be reinforcing my right to own 1 or 100. Supreme Court has upheld in numerous decisions regarding these weapons. You most likely did not know that these rifles have been available in gun shops and stores for almost 50 years. Hopefully you will never find youself in the need of the services of an AR-15. One of the truly remarkable American inventions of the last century.

      2. Kim

        you couldn’t be more wrong, Erik, unless you were wildbill. I think you are yet another one of his personalities – the lack of logic is evident

  11. enness

    ‘According to Murphy’s office, the senator will “receive a demonstration of the destructive power of military-style assault weapons.”’

    In other words, he’ll go in unobjective and come out having seen exactly what he decided in advance that he would see? Right. This is what we need. Sigh…

  12. Sam

    Wow I just watched the news broadcast on the lttle field trip to the state police gun range and all I can say is it is so amazing that these politicians are actually the people who decide what we can do and cant do. I also cant believe that the tax payers actually had to pay for the time that was wasted by our state police and the cost of the ammo for this little display for The Senator and mostly for the media. These politicians should actually have to have some sort of qualifications and experience for these political positions before they can make laws on things they seem to know nothing about, not just be the most popular in the election popularity contest. Ok Senator lets dis arm and penalize the law abiding citizens among us, dont do anything about taking the guns away from the criminals in our society. If our polilicians really want to do something why not push to “re-instate the death penalty in connecticut”. Make commiting a murder during an armed robbery or a armed home invasions a capital crime that is punishable by death. Hey here is an idea maybe you all could work towards doing something to get the criminally insane off the streets. Why not do something about the laws that protect the privacy of the insane and mentally ill . The liberal majority over the years has eroded our mental health system away and weakened the laws that punish the true criminals in our society. Our senators and congress people want to fix this problem that was caused by their actions of making our laws more lax on criminals. Now these fools want to penalize law abiding citizens in the name of protecting society. You know I am reallly beginning to think that one of the requirements for becoming a senator or congressman is that you must lack all common sense. This is totally unbelievable that these people would take advantage of this Newtown tragedy to push thru their anti gun agenda. They have to know that this will have no real effect on the true cause of this problem. The guns are not the problem its the insane and the wack jobs behind the trigger.

    1. Professor Poop

      Sam, it’s “can’t” not “cant.” And it’s “disarm” not “dis arm.”

      I am not suggesting that you are illiterate. Really.

      And by the way, I think it was conservatives who cut back on mental health services.

      But nice try.

      1. Sam

        Thanks there “Professor Poop” for the correction to my spelling. By the way your name fits you if all you took away from my comment are two spelling mistakes and my mistake that it was conservatives that cut back on mental health. I guess the rest of my coment was on the money then seeing as smart as you are you did not critique any of the rest of my comment. (hope I spelled crititque correctly for you) Just for the record there “Mr Poop” I I am definately not Illiterate of course I am no proffessor like yourself lol. I just did feel the need to proof read my comment for spelling errors. I did not realize that if I commented here, a couple misspelled words would draw attention. But hey thanks again for correcting me here, next time I will use spell check so I don’t draw out the Dumb Asses from the peanut gallery. Have a nice day.

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