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Murphy unfiltered on the NRA: what’s next, arming kids?



Connecticut’s freshman Sen. Chris Murphy publicly dissed the National Rifle Association via Twitter this afternoon over its support of arming teachers in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

“I would honestly not be surprised if the NRA proposes next that all school children be armed. These guys are unreal,” Murphy Tweeted.

Murphy’s Twitter beef with the gun lobby comes in response to the release of a controversial new NRA television ad that attempts to paint President Obama as an “elitist hypocrite” for sending his two daughters to school with armed guards while the children of most Americans do not get the same benefit.

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3 Responses

  1. Oath Keeper says:

    If “Gun Free Zone” signs worked so well, EVERY 7-11 would have one posted out front. When I was a police officer & retired after, I ALWAYS carried my firearm to & inside of the school as I know 1st hand that anyone with criminal intent knows that that sign posted just gives them a guarantee they will meet no resistance. Unless of course they came across me there. Sorry but my kids graduated a few years ago, so your on your own. As long as it is not obvious, no one will ever know. If you need it, it is there. Better to be tried by a jury of 12 than carried to your grave by 6 of your fam & friends.

  2. Jimmie says:

    We have a newly elected senator making asinine comments to buttress his party’s not-so-hidden agenda. Without the NRA private gun ownership would be a distant memory. Hey Chris, answer this question: What will happen to all of the “assault weapons” that have been sold since the Newtown tragedy? Better yet, why do you think there was such a surge in sales? Do you think the proposed gun ban you guys are pushing had anything to do with people getting their guns while they’re still available? Are you thinking of a house to house confiscation?

  3. schm says:

    Typical extremist liberal view. Depending on Gun Free Zone signs doesn’t give the protection that bullet resistant glass at entrances to schools and an armed resource officer provides.