Skip to comments.Dem Senator: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Is 'Not a God-Given Right'
Posted on 08/06/2013 1:51:54 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
During a May appearance on Rachel Maddow Lean Forward Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said gun rights are not "God-given" and any claim that the Founding Fathers wanted U.S. citizens armed so they could repel a tyranny "is insane."
Murphy said, "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."
This is disturbing language from a sitting Senator, especially when you consider that the First Amendment opens with the phrase "Congress shall make no law" and the Second Amendment states that the right to keep and bear arms "shall not be infringed."
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Chris Murphy is a traitor.
So the right to defend yourself is just a man made thing...
Tell that every damn animal that ever existed EVER!!
Colt should GTFO and take their jobs with them.
It is more of a right than abortion...
The website for this idiot:
Apparently the senator has never read the enormous amount of letters that the Founders produced SPECIFICALLY STATING THAT GUNS ARE THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST TYRANNY.
“and any claim that the Founding Fathers wanted U.S. citizens armed so they could repel a tyranny “is insane.”
Nonsense. The amendment is borrowed from the “English Bill of Rights” of 1688, which expressly provided for an armed
citizenry so that the people could defend themselves against the monarch (and his standing army).
In fact, it eschewed the idea of the king having any large standing army, in favor of his having to rely on the armed populace (militia) instead.
This was so that the king would never be able to threaten
the populace with force.
The British colonies in North America adopted these concepts almost immediately; and later wrote them into the US Constitution.
Government was never to be allowed to disarm the people and leave the government (king) with the only armed force around.
This comment is worse, and of far greater scope, than anything Akin or Mourdock said.
Self defense is not a God given right? Wow, better tell all those jelly fish in the sea to remove their poison, tell all those turtles to remove their shells, tell all those porcupines to remove their needles because Racheal Maddow has come to the conclusion that she is greater than God and they must all die rather than use the tools God has given them for self defense.
“Senator Murphy grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts, graduating with honors and a double major in history and political science. “
Where do they get their history teachers at Williams College? From Berkley in California or from England?
These lib bastards keep making their own laws right from their asses.
I’d venture to say God has a lot more problem with the so-calle “right” to murder unborn children than he has with the right to keep and bear arms.
Not a GOD Given Right, but a RIGHT GUARANTEED BY MY FOREFATHERS IN THE CONSTITUTION YOU BASTARD!
Ted Nugent said it best:
He is tyranny. That is why he doesn’t like the citizens having arms. There was a time when those who actively opposed our constitution were traitors that could be hanged.
Uh, yes, it is a “God-given” right. Ever heard of the phrase, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”? Yeah, that’s what I thought, you hadn’t heard of that before.
And THIS is what we are now dealing with. It has come to this. Elected officials do not even know what our Declaration of Independence says! We are in deep, deep weeds.
OK,Comrade,fair enough.There’s a simple solution to this...repeal the Second Amendment.The Constitution’s been amended a number of times.It’s even been “un-amended”.
and any claim that the Founding Fathers wanted U.S. citizens armed so they could repel a tyranny is insane.
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A statement that gives credence to a ‘Tyrant’— or Tyrant wannabee....
This dooshbag wanted home invasions made a federal crime following a break-in in his district.
Just another ideologically knee-jerk, brain-dead, hyper-ambitious dhimmi
Ring around Uranus.
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