Call it the newest “defund the police” movement. Much like the White House is now “keeping an eye” on the outbreak of free speech on Twitter, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy — one of the loudest opponents of Second Amendment rights in the federal government — announced that Democrats will have to “have a conversation” about funding law enforcement in Second Amendment sanctuary counties and states.
You might conclude that America’s Democrat Party values illegal aliens over Americans’ Second Amendment gun rights.
Murphy’s comments clearly show how the party of Biden would like to punish certain zip codes by defunding the police in locales that have passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. At the same time, Murphy and his anti-gun friends turn a willful blind eye to Democrat strongholds that ignore state and federal laws on illegal immigration.
Democrat Senator Chris Murphy says “we have to have a conversation about whether we can continue to fund law enforcement” in counties and states which have declared themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” pic.twitter.com/TxFbuAulDa
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Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy on Sunday said the Senate should have a conversation about whether to continue funding law enforcement in so-called “Second Amendment sanctuary” states and counties.
Murphy said 60% of counties in the U.S. refuse to enforce state and federal gun laws during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” calling it a “growing problem in this country.”
“The majority of counties in this country have declared that they are not going to enforce state and federal gun laws,” the Connecticut senator said. “They have decided that they are going to essentially refuse to implement laws that are on the books.”
“I think we have to have a conversation about whether we can continue to fund law enforcement in states where they are refusing to implement these gun laws,” Murphy said, adding that he’ll talk to his colleagues about the issue.
Murphy’s apparent renewed call to “defund the police” comes after many Democrats, including President Biden, called to fund the police heading into November’s midterm elections, and as a crime crisis rages in major American cities.
Murphy’s move to defund the police in over half the country may not make that much of a difference as crime is generally far lower in Second Amendment sanctuary jurisdictions that respect and defend Americans’ right to keep and bear arms for personal defense.
Meanwhile, illegal immigrant sanctuaries like Chicago (currently America’s murder capital at 668 homicides as of this writing) that have seen violent crime spiral could use more respect for the individual right to keep and bear arms.
According to Bloomberg News, other big sanctuary cities like New York, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Oakland and Seattle have seen double-digit increases in their homicide rates since 2019. Then again, most of those jurisdictions have done a good job of defunding their own police departments in the last three years, so maybe Senator Murphy doesn’t feel any urgency about cutting funding any more there.