At an October 30th press briefing, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Elizabeth Etsy (D-CT) called for more gun control laws, including those that would take guns from certain Americans.
The briefing was hosted by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG), and the calls for new laws were backed by appeals to the same poll numbers Democrats used when they failed to pass gun control on April 17.
According to RedAlertPolitics.com, Sen. Murphy suggested the American public wants more gun control but Congress will not comply. Said Murphy: “There is a huge disconnect between what the American public wants and what Congress is willing to give them.”
Contrary to Murphy’s intimation, Gallup shows support for gun control has not only declined since January 2013, but with few exceptions has been in a decline since 2000.
Rep. Moore said guns should be “taken away” from certain Americans–including those who have restraining orders placed upon them. Although restraining orders are not always justly issued and certainly had nothing to do with the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that united gun control proponents earlier this year, Sen. Blumenthal is proposing legislation to take guns away from owners when a restraining order is issued.
California led the way with this type of legislation, using all the data they have compiled via expanded background checks to track down and confiscate guns from owners with a restraining order.
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