Major kudos to ABC News’ Jonathan Karl for exposing the absurdity of Democrats who are obsessed with passing new laws, for the purpose of justifying their existence, to make it look like they’re “doing something,” when in reality they do nothing but chip away at the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.
Progressive leftist Democrat Senator Chris Murphy (Commie-Conn.), who led a ridiculous filibuster last week in a push for more unconstitutional trashing of Second Amendment rights following the act of Islamic terrorism in Orlando a week ago, appeared on This Week on Sunday and was appropriately pinned in an awkward and uncomfortable corner by Jonathan Karl.
Washington Free Beacon transcribed the conversation in which Chris Murphy is forced to admit that the new laws he’s supporting would have done nothing to stop the Islamic terrorism in Orlando, or in San Bernardino for that matter:
You specifically are pushing a bill, and have been pushing a bill, and it will be voted on Monday, to close the so-called gun show loophole. Would that have done anything to stop the massacre in Orlando?” Jonathan Karl asked Murphy on ABC’s This Week.
Karl was referring to an amendment that would require background checks on all sales at gun shows and online.
Murphy initially stuttered before responding, “So, it may have in the sense that if you partner together with the bill that stops terrorists from getting guns—”
“But wait a minute. He didn’t buy those guns at a gun show. And he would have passed the background—he did pass a background check,” Karl interjected.
“He did pass a background check, but if the [Sen. Dianne] Feinstein bill was in effect, the FBI could have put him on the list of those who are prohibited from getting guns,” Murphy said. “And what if he went into the gun store and was denied? He could have just gone online or to a gun show and bought another one.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) is pushing an amendment that would prevent anyone on terror watch lists from buying guns. Opponents of the measure argue that many innocent people are mistakenly put on these lists, and law-abiding citizens would have their Second Amendment rights taken away without due process.
“What I’m trying to get at is that every time there’s one of these terrible tragedies, there’s these proposals,” Karl said. “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando. It would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino, and in fact, was unrelated to the killing in Newtown. So why are we focusing on things that have nothing to do with the massacres that we are responding [to]?”
“I disagree. I think if this proposal had been [put] into effect, it may have stopped this shooting,” Murphy said. “But we can’t get into the trap in which we are forced to defend the proposals simply because it didn’t stop the last tragedy. We should be making our gun laws less full of Swiss cheese holes … This has to be broader than just responding to the tragedy that happened three days ago.”
Good for Jonathan Karl. The mainstream media pushing back on leftist stupidity. It’s rare, but when they do their jobs, we should applaud it.