Sen. Chris Murphy Sunday suggested that federal be withheld funds From law enforcement agencies that Refuse to enforce National and state gun laws In the aftermath of mass shootings that occurred in Colorado and Virginia.
Murphy (D.Conn.), a passionate advocate for gun Control laws The Senate requires a ban on assault weapons and a ban on them. to Have a discussion about funding law enforcement agencies that You are not ready to implement gun laws In “Second Amendment sanctuaries.”
“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 on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“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.
El Paso County, Co. was the scene of an assault-style gunman’s attack that killed five people in a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub. to pursue a “red flag” An earlier incident in which his mother was involved led to an order against the accused shooter.
Chesapeake, Va., the scene of the Nov. 22 mass shooting at a Walmart in which six employees were gunned down by a manager of the big box store, is also a Second Amendment sanctuary.
President Biden last week told reporters that He would like to see an end to assault weapons before Congress meets after the start of the year. “sick and tired of these shootings.”
“The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick. It’s just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single, solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers,” Biden said as he visited first-responders at the Nantucket Fire Department on Thanksgiving Day in Massachusetts.
But Murphy said he doesn’t think there are 60 votes in the Senate to Pass a ban on assault guns
“I’m glad that President Biden is gonna be pushing us to take a vote on an assault weapons ban,” he said on CNN.
“The House has already passed it. It’s sitting in front of the Senate. Does it have 60 votes in the Senate right now? Probably not. But let’s see if we can try to get that number as close to 60 as possible. If we don’t have the votes, then we’ll talk to [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer and maybe come back next year, with maybe an additional senator, and see if we can do better,” He said.