In a recent interview with CNN, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) called for withholding funding to law enforcement agencies that don’t adhere to state and federal gun laws.
"They've decided they're going to essentially refuse to implement laws that are on the books. That is a growing problem in this country." –
Sen. Murphy says Congress needs to consider not funding law enforcement in counties that don't enforce federal gun laws. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/HZ5WEURSND
— CNN (@CNN) November 27, 2022
Murphy shared his vision for coming congressional discussions on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“They have decided that they are going to essentially refuse to implement laws that are on the books. That is a growing problem in this country,” Murphy said, referring to law enforcement.
“And I think we’re going to have to have a conversation about that in the United States Senate. Do we want to continue to supply funding to law enforcement in counties that refuse to implement state and federal gun laws?” he said.
When CNN’s Dana Bash asked Murphy if there were enough votes to ban assault rifles, he responded, “probably not.” He stated he didn’t believe it was possible in the current Senate, as there likely aren’t 60 votes in favor.
It seems that the Democratic Party has forgotten about its calls to defund the same law enforcement that they are demanding to enforce the gun laws. And what a conundrum it is since the soft-on-crime sitting president, Joe Biden, has seen a dramatic spike in crime rates across the country under his presidency.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday morning in Nantucket, Massachusetts, President Biden announced his intention to push for new gun control legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress.
“I’m sick and tired of these shootings,” Biden said. “We should have much stricter gun laws.”
Biden in Nantucket:
"The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick. It has no social redeeming value. Zero. None…I'm going to try to get rid of assault weapons"
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— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) November 24, 2022
Now that defunding the police has been addressed, maybe we should talk about the prosecutors who refuse to prosecute laws on the books.