We can’t argue with Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-Conn.) tweet from earlier today. The death of Sandy Hook Elementary’s Anne Marie Murphy, whose body was found shielding those of her first-graders, is truly a tragedy.

Murphy’s follow-up tweet doesn’t make much sense, though. No one needs 30-round magazines “if” they’re used to kill kids? Killing kids is already illegal, and banning law-abiding gun owners from purchasing high-capacity magazines isn’t killing anything but jobs. Take today’s events in the Colorado legislature, for example, or Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the SAFE Act in New York, which limits magazines to a 7-bullet capacity.

We’re happy to have a national conversation on gun violence, but while legislatures fret over whether 7 or 8 or 15 bullets is too many, “if they are used to kill” innocents is the real issue at hand.

  • HARP2

    I don`t NEED a 30 round mag.
    It is my RIGHT to have a 30 round mag.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Exactly! What we don’t NEED is a bunch of windsock politicians deciding what we can and can’t have.

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      True story, a grade school decided no one “needed” chocolate milk then eliminated it, white milk only. A week later a kid was caught selling squirts of chocolate syrup for 50 cents. Something like that. I thought it was funny.

      • Zanshi

        It’s just proof that even kids know that if something is banned, someone will create a black market.

      • SRVDisciple

        chocolate? black market? where’s a troll screaming “raaaacist” when you need one? 😉

        • TexasRN

          Jessie, Al, and Tingles will be along shortly to stir the pot.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          LOL, touchè!

      • SpinMeNot

        Say it isn’t so! the kid is a capitalist! send him to the re-education camp!

      • CherDash

        It is in New Bedford:
        http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/09/14/chocolate-milk-ban-at-new-bedford-school-creates-black-market-for-syrup/
        BTW: I guess those school administrators didn’t learn about Prohibition…

        • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

          Great, appreciate the link. Thanks.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Holy shht, that’s where I live! Missed this one somehow.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            HA! My oldest son gragitated from there! What a riot!

            Tho #2 Son just told me that dodgeball — DODGEBALL — is illegal now — ILLEGAL — so they play it as an after-school “extreme sport”! But that even aside from that, they had invented a “new” game where teams had to throw balls to knock over bowling sides behind enemy lines. Of course, if an opponent got hit by a ball he was out . . . .

          • peteee363

            dodgeball was the sport that separated the benchwarmers from the real athletes at an early age. i learned early, i could play dodgeball, but was terrible at basketball. i wonder if me being white was the reason for the lack of basketball skills. with white man’s disease and all.

    • marvgoux1

      We don’t need psychos running around but the libs don’t want to go near that one.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        libs ARE psycho.

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      Chris Murphy doesn’t need a congressional office. A muddy tarp will be fine.

      Chris Murphy doesn’t need a $3,000 suit. He can wear a dog carcass rubber banded to a second dog carcass.

      Chris Murphy doesn’t need a salary. He can be paid in expired gift certificates for electrolysis.

      Chris Murphy doesn’t need a fancy, varied diet. He can eat s*** and die in a fire.

      • TheOriginalDonald

        I’m ashamed Chris Murphy is a Nutmegger

    • Teddi

      The 2nd Amendment is about arming citizens to stand up to government when it is out of control (like now) and that means any arms necessary.

      • ProfShadow

        What? You’d need 30 round magazines for that? Yeah, I agree.

        And some idiot/Liberal stated “you gun nuts…the government has Apache helicopters and could mow you all down..”

        To which I replied “So you agree…we SHOULD have Stinger missiles and RPGs, like the folks in Libya did when they had to take down their government. I mean, if the government is shooting its citizens with rounds from an Apache helicopter…”

        No reply

    • CatHerder

      Nobody NEEDS a gun to kill many more than thirty people, in fact nobody even NEEDS to make any loud noises at all. Bioweapons are a cottage industry today. But do go ahead and pass your feel-good legislation, by all means. Maybe it’ll help you sleep better of nights.

      I’ll be over here, inventing clever new ways for hiding my guns. Just in case.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        inventing clever new ways for hiding my guns

        Lost mine in a tragic canoe accident in the Gulf of Arizona… 😉

    • ProfShadow

      Exactly. Bill of Rights, not Bill of Needs.

      Considering the MILLIONS of mags out there…and one or two “go rogue” via a crazy individual ( a Liberal/Democrat individual by far) isn’t proper.

    • ProfShadow

      I might need a magazine that holds 100 rounds. Who knows?

      If having the magazine that holds 100 rounds just saves the life of just one child….

    • peteee363

      hey as long as we pass a law mandating a mob may be no larger then 10 people, i would be ok with a 15 round mag. but since when do criminals follow the law? 30 it is then!

    • $35072932

      Yes! It’s called Freedom and Liberty.

      120 Million innocent people object to being punished to the actions of a few lunatics.

  • McCabe

    No one “needs” and iPhone.

  • Poopiekins22

    They are free to set up production here in Michigan. Thousands of people with engineering and manufacturing experience still out of work. Plenty of empty factories to get cheaply too.

    • thetreyman

      not likely as michigan will most likely follow suit. they would be better off moving to texas, tennessee or some other southern state.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Michigan has a liberal problem, now maybe the liberals are done with michigan now that they’ve destroyed it, but it is too early to tell.

  • kch50428

    If they can decide that, next they’ll decide no one needs anything more than a 2 cylinder car.

  • Maxx

    Today, there are 300 million firearms across the country and tonight, tomorrow and every day/evening after that, not one of them is going to do a damn thing until a human being picks it up.

    The party of “blame everyone but the person responsible” has spoken.

  • Scott Carroll

    Beyond food, water, and shelter nobody NEEDS a damn thing. Therefore the question becomes what are we entitled to as American citizens.

    • EastValleyConservative

      Well, we know the government feels some (and only some) citizens are ENTITLED to your paycheck and have implemented our system to meet their viewpoints. Our rights are pointed out in the Constitution (not given) and the document points out that the government cannot take what they did not give. Hence…why the left hates the Constitution and seeks to create rights out of thin air.

  • burbanite223

    I don’t need a fire extinguisher if my house isn’t currently on fire.

    • Kabong30

      Exactly the argument I make. I take it a step further and ask people why they think a fire extinguisher needs to be so big? Anything over 1oz just means that they are “over-compensating”.

  • William J. Miller

    “No one needs a house with more bedrooms than people.”

    “No one needs more than one television.”

    “No one needs to eat red meat.”

    “No one needs to make more than $100,000 a year.”

    “No one needs more than one child.”

    “No one needs a soda over 16 ozs.” (Already done.)

    “No one needs styrofoam.” (Proposed)

    Where does it end? Who said anything about “need”? And, who the hell is Chris Murphy to determine what I need?

    • mndasher

      No one needs incandescent light bulbs, 60 watt bulbs will be gone in 2014. 100&75 already gone.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    No one “needs” taxes, how about stopping that.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Mr. Murphy:

    There is no such thing as “enough ammunition”!

    In a box or in a magazine.

  • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

    IF.

    • Steve_J

      “If”, the biggest word in the English language.

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        Example: “If my aunt had a penis, she’d be my uncle.”

        =)

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        Example: “If my aunt had a penis, she’d be my uncle.”

        =)

  • BeeKaaay

    It is leftwingwackos who rail against gun violence against children,
    because they believe children do not deserve to die that way because it
    is not painful enough. Leftwingwackos are bloodthirsty and believe
    that children should die being ripped limb from limb.

  • Gary Rudick

    I don’t need a gun to kill, I only need a reason… Most kids use an awesomely devastating weapon everyday, a #2 pencil…

    • tredglx

      I made the same argument to a group of brain-dead libs and they almost chit themselves. Railed on about how one couldn’t kill kids with a handful of sharp pencils as fast as an AR. I countered that dead by pencil, or dead by AR is equally dead.

  • Charm4sure

    Duh! No one wants a kid killer to have a 30 round mag to kill kids. But I want a 30 round mag to stop someone who is killing kids or any other innocents.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    What we don’t need is some brainless union stooge telling us what our rights are. You disgraceful POS.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    What we don’t need is some brainless union stooge telling us what our rights are. You disgraceful POS.

  • DwellsInFire

    I’ve seen videos of cops unloading most/all of their 15 round magazines at a criminal or criminals, and still didn’t hit them. So I’d say in a frantic gunfight a person may well need more than 15 rounds. Libtards just don’t understand real-world situations. AND, a 30 round magazine for “assault rifles” is STANDARD CAPACITY, not high capacity as ignorant liberals keep parroting.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      also these “trained police officers” who the liberals want us all to depend on spend so little time on the shooting range they are a bigger threat to the public as they are the criminals. the minimum requirements for firearms proficiency are rediculously low for law enforcement. it takes valuable time away from sensitivity training that makes cops really resent minorities.

  • DwellsInFire

    I’ve seen videos of cops unloading most/all of their 15 round magazines at a criminal or criminals, and still didn’t hit them. So I’d say in a frantic gunfight a person may well need more than 15 rounds. Libtards just don’t understand real-world situations. AND, a 30 round magazine for “assault rifles” is STANDARD CAPACITY, not high capacity as ignorant liberals keep parroting.

  • DwellsInFire

    Credit to the following brilliant quote goes to whoever came up with it:

    “It’s not the Bill of Needs, it’s the Bill of Rights.”

    • TexasRN

      Umm, I am stealing that line.

  • DwellsInFire

    Credit to the following brilliant quote goes to whoever came up with it:

    “It’s not the Bill of Needs, it’s the Bill of Rights.”

  • rogueco

    Not only did the Dem-controlled Colorado House pass magazine limits, they did it by “voice vote”. Cowards didn’t even have the guts to go on record as to how they vote on the bills. Mob Rule in our state house.

    Companies in the firearms industry are now starting to band together to deny services to state agencies and police departments in states where restrictive gun laws are being passed. I’m hoping they add Colorado to their list soon. Please support this movement if you are a believer in the 2A :

    http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=5800

  • AZWarrior

    Come to Arizona. Ask Ruger if the state is a good place to do armament business. Come on over!

  • TocksNedlog

    In the red corner, weighing in with conscious thought, a realistic assessment and pragmatism, we have The Truth.
    And in the blue corner, weighing in with wishful thinking, “do something” and “think of the children!” we have The Meme.

  • James Atkins

    So, how does it feel to live in a country now where your wants and needs are dictated to you and the cries of “my freedom” are considered extreme.

  • DaveO

    No one needs a knife if it is used to kill children. No one needs a bathtub if it is used to kill children. No one needs a pillow if it is used to kill children. No one needs their hand if it is used to kill children.

    Should I go on, or have enough straw men died?

  • Red Fred

    What about the 26 children killed at Waco? The government always cares about the children, or do they?

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Arms manufacturers, come to Indiana. Low taxes, constitutionally sound laws, & great workforce. yet close enough to the chicago libs to keep their blood boiling.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      You had me at “yet close enough to the chicago libs to keep their blood boiling.”

  • lbeacham

    Liberals are afraid of guns because guns represent instant punishment and death. With the guilty conscience they must have for their immoral behavior, lust for power and instatutional abuse of minorities, there’s no doubt they fear retribution. Fear is the most powerful motivator.

  • Joseph Phillips

    No one needs an iphone with my tax dollars. No one needs forced health insurance. No one needs Obama.

  • Dale Birmingham

    So now I have to purchase two 15 round magazines. Way to waste taxpayers money.

  • EastValleyConservative

    As usual, Dems change the argument to get something else passed. Exagerrate “30 round mags” to ban ones with 10. We saw the same thing with the abortion argument. They changed the argument and had everyone arguing about the morality of abortion instead of the cold hard fact that the argument was that they wanted to claim it as a “right” and one that should be funded by every taxpayer and performed by anyone, to hell with their religious background.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Who TF asked you, you pompous, pretentious ponce?

  • Mapache

    I need a thirty round magazine. Without 30 rounds I won’t be able to fire warning shots.

  • AZWarrior

    Uhhh, as has been said before, it isn’t a Bill of Needs, it is a Bill of Rights.

  • http://www.politisite.com/ Albert N. Milliron

    I don’t need a Audi TT but last time I check I lived in the land of the Free.

  • Rodney Brungardt

    “I don’t NEED a Corvette to go to the grocery store, but I want 2.” As long as I don’t use anything to hurt others, I have the RIGHT to have them. I have 2 AR 15’s with 20 30 round mags for each and they have killed no one. So I have a right to have them. Anybody that injects the word “need” into the gun control debate is dangerous and needs to be voted out ASAP!!!

  • kenai

    Well, Murphy, If you don’t want children to be killed with a 30 round magazine then pass a law making it illegal to use a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds to kill children. Yep, gimme that old time liberal logic, it’s good enough for me.

  • NetizenKane

    We need prison camps for such morons. They have chosen to put us on a collision course with our own government…

  • Robert Wayne

    Whats the difference between govt officials having 30 round mags and civilans? Isn’t it possible for a govt official to go nuts on a killing spree as well? No legislation in the world will stop insanity.

  • Gallatin

    I don’t need senator chrissy boy murphy telling me what I need and don’t need.

  • lillymckim

    Sen. Chris Murphy this is not a monarchy.

    Seems Sen. Chris Murphy has forgotten he works for ” US” Elected” by US
    “We The People” the USA does not have a monarchy.

    We The People pay YOUR salary and that process does not give you the right to pick and choose of our amendments to “like” and uphold depending on what is happening in the USA.

    Our US Constitution isn’t up for Murphy’s personal interpretation.

  • lillymckim

    Another Red Diaper Baby

  • LyleLovett666

    Luckily none of my hi cap magazines have been used to or will be used to kill children so I can keep them.Another ass hat politician who thinks he gets to tell us what we need.

  • Mapache

    Obviously, Murphy does not watch the Walking Dead! …or live in Chicago. I I have a home invasion by three criminals I want a ten round magazine for each ergo I do need a thirty round magazine. How about looking up the stats of the number of perps involved per home invasion?

  • Stephen L. Hall

    “O reason not the need! Our basest beggars
    Are in the poorest thing superfluous.
    Allow not nature more than nature needs,
    Man’s life is as cheap as beast’s.” — King Lear

  • BeeKaaay

    Typical bloodthirsty leftwingwacko.

    Hates 30 round magazines because they could kill children in a less painful method than his preferred method: ripping them from limb to limb.