Leave it to Senator Chris Murphy to think the best way to talk to people about Trump declaring a National Emergency at the border is by threatening their Second Amendment rights. What was he THINKING?!
100 people die from guns every day. That’s a national emergency.
If Trump gets away w this border emergency declaration, then a Dem President can declare a gun violence emergency and institute universal background checks and an assault weapons ban by executive action.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 15, 2019
So you gun owners better not let Trump do this whole National Emergency at the border thing OR ELSE.
What a schmuck.
Like super schmuck.
No wait, the biggest schmucks around would take a look at Chris and say, ‘Damn, that dude is a schmuck.’
It would be nice if you could just line up against executive overreach, and for the prerogatives of your branch, without fantasizing about what you'd do if you could.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 15, 2019
It would be nice if Chris wasn’t a schmuck but we repeat ourselves.
And we can do abortion….and the communist take over of our college campuses. Let’s play this game Chris, it’ll be fun. https://t.co/9JZA10hFJM
— Brickhouse (@Brick______) February 15, 2019
Yeah, it’ll be FUN.
If we have a wall maybe you won't need to. https://t.co/pka6V9VUdO
— Federalist Musket?? (@Patriot_Musket) February 15, 2019
When your definition of an assault weapon is "something that looks scarier than a handgun" you'll never have a compelling or winning argument. You and your ilk are far too eager to infringe upon law-abiding citizens than to educate yourselves on gun violence.
— G (@TCC_Grouchy) February 15, 2019
When your definition is any gun that goes, ‘pew pew pew’ as well.
57 are from suicide, of those 37 are veterans. This is a mental health care crisis!! Why aren’t people up in arms about it? Why use this as a talking point to convince others re your pov about the wall? Such bs. 21,000 people a year commit suicide by gun. 21,000!!
— Lesley Carrigg (@lecarrigg) February 15, 2019
Because Chris would much rather use their deaths as a means to play politics than actually do something to help people. It’s a game, clearly.
Even some Democrats are calling him out for this take:
That is the wrong argument. We have a president assuming dictatorial powers and "Dems could do it too" is not the right take. Impeachment hearings for failure to abide by the Constitution seems more appropriate
— Barbara H. Rigney (@BarbaraHRigney) February 15, 2019
No sir. I have the right to bear arms, and to rise up against a corrupt government. Instituting a national emergency for gun control is unconstitutional.
— Dennis Claffey (@ClaffeyDennis) February 15, 2019
Way to violate your oath of office Senator.
— Waifus ? Raifus (@Waifu_Master) February 15, 2019
You cannot declare a national emergency against a inalienable constitutional right.
— ???? ???? (@captbeardinator) February 15, 2019
The facts are on paper, stick to reality, it will suit your office better.
— Wilm2lrn (@wilm2lrn) February 15, 2019
Reality only confuses Chris.