ABC news reporter Jon Karl, forced Democrat Senator Chis Murphy to admit his gun control proposals would have done nothing to prevent recent terrorist attacks on American soil.
Karl pressed Murphy in a heated debate, saying “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino,” and it “was unrelated to the killing in Newtown.”
Murphy’s inability to counter that argument spoke volumes.
Sen. Murphy took part in a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor in which he pressed Republican leaders to allow votes on a pair of proposed gun-control bills, and also participated in a despicable display in which Democrats heckled Republican calls for a moment of silence for victims of the Orlando attack.
Murphy has frequently used the tragedy at Sandy Hook to push for Second Amendment-violating laws, and is now trying to capitalize on the deaths in Orlando.
Karl however, would have none of it, saying none of these tragic attacks would have been stopped by Murphy’s proposals – which contain a focus on the so-called “gun show loophole.”
“Would that have done anything to stop the massacre in Orlando,” Karl asked Murphy.
Murphy responded by tap dancing his way around the line of questioning that he referred to as a “trap,” indicating he had no answer and thus admitting what Karl was saying was indeed accurate.
Check out the tense exchange below …
In a shocking development in the push for gun-control, Senator Chris Murphy, who filibustered for 15 hours regarding the issue, admitted Sunday on ABC’s This Week that his proposal would not have stopped any recent mass shooting. “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino,” stated ABC’s Jon Karl calling out Murphy, “And in fact, it was unrelated to the killing in Newtown.”
The proposal Murphy has been pushing is one that is meant to close the mythical “gun show loophole.” “Would that have done anything to stop the massacre in Orlando,” Karl asked Murphy. The Senator tried to explain that his proposal had to work in conjunction with other proposals to be effective.
Karl again called out Murphy by pointing to the fact that terrorist Omar Mateen didn’t purchase his firearms at a gun show and passed a background check anyway. “So why — why are we focusing on things that have nothing to do with the massacres we’re responding to,” Karl grilled Murphy.
Murphy’s only response was to argue that it was a “trap” to judge a proposal based on how effective it would have been in stopping the last tragedy…
It’s actually a thing of beauty to see someone in the mainstream media – Karl certainly doesn’t have a history of being unbiased – point out the obvious disconnect between the Democrat party’s gun control push and the excuses they use to make that push.
There is no relationship between these terrorist attacks and liberal calls for more restrictive gun laws. None whatsoever.
Cross-posted at the Political Insider