Thursday, July 25, 2024

Dem. Sen. Threatens SCOTUS w/ Leftist Insurrection if It Upholds 2nd Amendment

'I think there's going to be a popular revolt. ... A court that is already pretty illegitimate is going to be in full crisis mode...'

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) In an appearance on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., insisted that if the U.S. Supreme Court were to rule blue states’ gun-control laws unconstitutional, American citizens would “revolt.”

According to the Daily Wire, Murphy argued that mass protests would take place and then went on to attack the legitimacy of the court itself.

“If the Supreme court eventually says that states or Congress can’t pass universal background checks or cant take these assault weapons off the streets, I think there’s going to be a popular revolt,” Murphy asserted. “… A court that is already pretty illegitimate is going to be in full crisis mode.”

Radical leftists like Murphy have frantically sought to delegitimize the conservative-leaning court by any means necessary as they engage in a campaign to pack it with justices of their own choosing.

Most notoriously, that has included a racist smear attack on Justice Clarence Thomas, accusing the court’s longest-serving member of having violated ethics rules by failing to disclose his longtime personal friendship with a billionaire philanthropist.

Murphy, notorious for his selective outrage, has previously shown his hypocrisy by complaining about Twitter’s foreign influence after the free-speech platform was purchased by South-African-born Elon Musk.

He also helped spearhead an extreme gun-grab last year, exploiting the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, as his Overton windo to push sweeping regulations that could forcibly disarm law-abiding citizens.

Murphy celebrated the series of Republican defections by promising even more attacks on the Second Amendment to follow.

“There’s going to be somewhere between 15 and 20 Republican Senators who are going to vote for it, which I think sort of paves the way for even more progress in the future now that we have broken this logjam,” Murphy told MSNBC last June.

On Sunday, he lashed out at the court for attempting to keep overzealous legislatures in check, per the U.S. Constitution.

Murphy referenced the Supreme Court veto of New York’s restrictions on concealed carry and a separate decision from Virginia District Court Judge Robert Payne, who vetoed a ban on gun sales for 18-20 year olds.

Murphy went on to say he and other Democrats would work to “regulate who owns weapons and what kind of weapons are owned.”

“We broke a 30 year logjam last year by passing the first major gun safety initiative,” he told Todd.

“You’re seeing Republican states like Tennessee looking at red flag laws, Texas considering raising the age to buy assault weapons,” he continued. “I think our movement is in a position to win.”

Murphy also expressed concern over the actions of district court judges, but said he was hopeful for the future of the gun-control movement.

A majority of states do not require permits for concealed carry, and support for government regulation or bans on modern sporting rifles significantly decreased.

Minnesota senators recently managed to pass a bill implementing red-flag laws and expanding background checks by a single vote margin after nine hours of debate.

The final version of the 522-page bill was not posted until 2:30 a.m. on Friday; the vote took place that day. Minnesota’s GOP senators cannot amend the bill.

“This bill is actually what bad legislating looks like,” Republican House Minority Leader Lisa Demuth of Cold Spring said. “Democrats have full control, but a very small margin.”

Headline USA’s Ben Sellers contributed to this report.

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