Democratic Senator Claims ‘Inaction’ on Gun Control is ‘Green Light’ for ‘Would-Be Shooters’

Sen. Chris Murphy believes Congress’s inaction on gun control is creating a green light for would-be killers. (Photo: Twitter)

A lot of politicians have been saying a lot of dumb things after the shooting at a Maryland newspaper Thursday, but Sen. Chris Murphy’s comment on Twitter might take the cake.

The junior senator from Connecticut basically implied that potential killers are being emboldened to take lives because federal lawmakers have not done more to disarm law-abiding citizens.

“Pulling for everyone at the Capital Gazette. Horrible,” Murphy tweeted after news broke of the shooting in Annapolis, Maryland that left five people dead and several others wounded.

“So awful that my colleagues still don’t understand their unconscionable silence has become a green light for would-be shooters, who perceive inaction as endorsement,” he continued.

Right, because if there’s anything that gives a determined mass murderer pause — it’s not armed resistance — rather, it’s another line on a piece of paper regulating this rifle accessory or prohibiting that feature.

SEE ALSO: Armed Resource Officer Stops Maryland School Shooter

Puzzling logic because state leaders in Maryland boast about their stringent gun laws.  There is a sweeping ban on so-called “assault weapons” and a may-issue concealed carry standard that prevents many responsible citizens from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.

Why didn’t the anti-gun ethos of the Free State work to dissuade the deranged stalker, allegedly responsible for the shooting (not going to mention his name), from perpetrating the attack? Because if legislative action infringing on the Second Amendment is an effective deterrent to mass killers Maryland has that in spades.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Leighton Cavendish July 13, 2018, 9:08 am

    How about we enforce and prosecute laws ALREADY on the books?
    How about we increase penalties for gun-related crimes?
    How about no catch and release when a gun is involved?
    Real, significant jail time. Maybe a 3-strikes rule for gun related crimes and/or violent felonies.
    Oh yeah…that would be racist…right? And would actually make people personally responsible.

  • Buzz July 9, 2018, 12:14 am

    Everyone, call this Neo-Socialist’s office on Monday and tell this flake’s flunky that Biden’s Gun Free School Zone Act that BJ clinton signed into law in 1992 was the “green” light for open season!

  • Andrew N. July 7, 2018, 10:22 pm

    Pelosi is right. Congress should do something. Have all the Dems quit, replace them with non-Socialist people, and hammer the people who commit or assist in mass shootings. No more “getting famous” by the “News”. Names and faces of anyone involved never gets released. Their name legally changed to “Douchebag”, and that’s what is put on their headstone. Get rid of “Gun Free Zones” and “safe spaces” and make these people grow up. That would be a start.

  • darryl July 7, 2018, 2:17 am

    a junior in congress who has everything figured out already, man where has this guy been he can fix everything. he’s just doing what he told people who voted for him what he said he would do. not helping or working on the real problem just saying the same old tired stuff all democRATS say. when they know none of what they say needs to be done will make a bit of difference.

    their end game is just to take away everyones guns not because they think it will help but to CONTROL everyone once they disarm them. all the laws they scream about are already on the books but they just let people walk when they do break the law.

  • Rick Miller July 6, 2018, 8:22 pm

    Gun free zones are the green light you a*shat. I’m so ashamed to be from CT:-o

  • Gus July 6, 2018, 5:16 pm

    Here we go again. Three potted plants in Congress that don’t know their back side from fat meat. No facts, just a lot of hot political hot air from three self centered and self serving Politicians.

  • Peter Brown July 6, 2018, 1:52 pm

    “democratic Senator Claims…..” Please, of late there is NOthing “democratic” about democrats.
    Would someone advocating democracy spew venomous lies about The President, verbally attack the President’s family…child?
    Disrespectfully refer to The President and refuse to stand for The President at any function?
    Our precious freedoms protect us, yes, but had we seen this level of childish conduct during the last administration the demoRATS would have soiled their panties.
    democrats and democrat party, yes…..democratic, no, no way!

  • Ryan July 6, 2018, 12:44 pm

    The first time a teacher or anyone else pulls the trigger on one of these ass wipes that will end these shootings

  • ras July 6, 2018, 11:13 am

    The Democrats were quick to pounce with their favorite adage that has served them well: “never let a good crisis go to waste.” U.S. Senator Chris Murphy-D-CT, without any facts in hand, was the first in line to politicize and weaponize the Florida school tragedy.
    “Only in America!”, he said.
    Murphy seems to have conveniently forgotten the 80 youngsters gunned down at a camp in Norway. Guns are banned in Norway. How about the shooter who killed 7 school children in France? Guns are banned in France. Cops don’t even carry guns.
    15 school children shot in Germany. Guns banned there. 16 school children slaughtered in Scotland. Onerous gun control there. Then there is the kid who shot up the school cafeteria in Italy. 132 school children shot in Pakistan. Only the military are permitted guns. Not to mention the thousands of school age children murdered and used for target practice in other Muslim countries.
    All of the above countries represent a combined geographic area smaller than America. Sadly school children are slaughtered all over the planet by gunfire. Not “only in America.”
    Other than beating the drums for gun control, Murphy’s only claim to fame was not paying his rent or mortgage. He “forgot” to pay.
    What did Murphy and his sidekick Fake Vietnam Vet U.S. Sen Richard Blumenthal D-CT offer to help prevent another Sandy Hook? Nothing more than rhetoric. Yet the Connecticut voters keep re-electing them.
    I was there to personally experience the aftermath of the Newtown carnage. It was more than a “learning moment”.
    What learning did Murphy share with other school districts around the country? Nothing other than a failed legislative attempt at ill conceived background checks….which is redundant in most states….including Florida. What prayers or words of comfort did Murphy and his ilk offer to the Parkland parents and families?
    They showed their true colors……again. Shame on them.
    Murphy is an otherwise do nothing politician who himself is a card carrying member of the American Socialist Party (Communist), and is funded by them. A one issue politician who misses almost 90% of the votes in the Senate.
    “Pathetic.”

  • Al July 6, 2018, 10:14 am

    Maxine Waters is the biggest “green light” out there, she has essentially rang the gong for further violence from her own group, one of the most violent in our history.
    This bozo should be preaching to the choir.

  • Abnormal July 6, 2018, 10:04 am

    To this libbie senator: What gun law(s) would you like to create that a criminal would obey?

  • joefoam July 6, 2018, 9:58 am

    Yep, the murdering fools are just sitting at the light waiting for it to turn green alright. What a load of BS, murderers are already psychopaths, laws mean nothing to them. What I find disgusting is the attention this event is garnering, like journalist’s lives are more valuable than the rest of us. The body count is about what you get in Chicago every night.

  • Brandon Fitzhugh July 6, 2018, 8:50 am

    As a citizen of the state of maryland, where democrats outnumber republicans almost 3 to 1, I must let everyone know that once again this is proof that gun control laws do nothing to curb gun violence. Maryland is right there with New york, California, Massachusetts when it comes to tough gun laws, the outcome might of been better if one of these workers was concealed carry, but in Maryland self defense does not get you a permit, they claim its not a good enough reason to be allowed to carry a gun. Thankfully, law enforcement was close by to respond quickly. When will we realize, no stroke of a pen to paper, will prevent senseless tragedies. Oh did I mention the murder rate in Baltimore? Gun laws do nothing to stop crazy! Will they stop men from stabbing kids at birthday parties? Will they stop men from renting a home depot truck and plowing down city streets? Will they prevent nerve agent attacks against unsuspecting people? Will they prevent stupid parents from leaving kids in hot cars? Will they prevent drunk drivers from driving drunk and killing people with vehicles? Will this keep teens from texting and driving and killing innocent people?

  • onthe wall July 6, 2018, 8:32 am

    You know Chris a green light allowing anyone to run for government jobs like congress and such has left room for IDIOTS LIKE YOU TO RUN FOR CONGRESS, I THINK THAT SHOULD BE STOPPED. A test about knowledge of The Constitution of The United States should be mandatory for anyone running for congress. That test would eliminate a lot of shitheads like you.

  • BR549 July 6, 2018, 8:21 am

    Funny, I was thinking more like expanding the Castle Doctrine to put would be perps on notice would be a far greater deterrent to crimes being committed in the first place. Imagine if employers offered range time as part of their benefit package.

    These Leftard politicians would rather see everyone totally reliant upon and subservient to the state.

  • Pete Faz July 6, 2018, 8:19 am

    It seems simple ,as most of these mass shooters follow liberal Democrat dogma -deny guns to Democrats and liberals .

  • shrugger July 6, 2018, 8:15 am

    AHH yes Connecticut. Where a Duncan Doughnuts employee just got 18 months for defending himself against 3 criminal thugs.

  • Skilch July 6, 2018, 7:51 am

    The Dems who want gun control are the same ones inciting violence….

    Exactly why we need the 2nd

  • Jay July 6, 2018, 7:22 am

    I don’t understand why they even use the branding of democrat anymore! We all know they are Communist/socialist wanting destroy the US of A!

  • Vincent Brady July 6, 2018, 5:48 am

    The real root of the problem is the Democratic Party politicians passed the ” gun free zone” law for schools in 1990. How many school shooting incidents did we have before then and now how many after? Statistics show 98% of all mass shooting have occurred in “gun free zones” which are better named “killing zones”. The “gun free zone” law is a law of incredible stupidity that gives every advantage to the criminal lunatics to murder and would punish “the good guy with a gun” for trying to prevent the carnage! This law makes the schools very attractive soft targets for these lunatics looking to make themselves “famous”! Since we have now had a number of these school incidents it should be obvious to all sane people that this law is counterproductive and directly responsible for the murder of our school children. Yet where do State and Federal legislators direct their energies, towards more laws! Do you realize that laws only prescribe punishment for doing or not doing a certain action? Laws do not PREVENT anything, we’ve had the penalties for the charge of murder since biblical times , yet there are still murders.! People say we need “common sense” laws. So where is the “common sense” action to repeal the 1990 “gun free zone” law to save the children!

  • Bobs your uncle July 2, 2018, 2:40 pm

    Yes, deranged criminals were waiting for the green light. They can’t do anything unless they’er told or see the green light. More laws and regulations are the only solution?

    • Bobs your uncle July 3, 2018, 11:40 am

      Sorry, forgot to add, HORSE SHIT!!!

  • IYearn4nARnCali July 1, 2018, 3:32 am

    Say it with me everyone, DEMOCRATS LOST !

    March in the streets and scream in the sky all you like Senator, but President Trump has Ruth Bader Ginsberg to replace soon, perhaps Sotomayor too before the end of his 2nd Term.

    Ginsberg was there in the darkness when God said let their be light, she said “TURN THAT LIGHT OUT!”.

  • Blue Dog June 30, 2018, 2:07 pm

    This shooting is the best defense of the Red Flag Disarmament Orders yet. This deranged individual committed these acts with a pump-action shotgun, a gun that only Australia has seen fit to ban as an assault weapon. This shooter was obviously known to several members of the public who could have acted to disarm this threat if only they had the tools at their disposal, like some sort of red flag disarmament protection order. The public can be law enforcement’s greatest asset to keep the peace, but only if they have the tools to do so. Our leaders are guilty of malpractice if they fail to give us these tools and we should support the leaders that are brave enough to take a stand to get us these tools. Leaders like Chris Murphy.

    • Kcshooter July 6, 2018, 6:33 am

      Ah, the cop-sucking liberal shill is back, this time touting the praises of taking away a constitutional right without any kind of due process.
      Hey, it worked for the Nazi’s.

  • Dilligaf June 29, 2018, 6:59 pm

    Then disarm anyone who guards him and any future security detail for this anti-American libtarded idiot.

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