Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) described as “mythology” the claim that good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns.
“This mythology that you end up killing bad guys by arming good guys just doesn’t work,” Murphy said on CNN. “Reality is that if you have a gun at home, you are more likely to be killed by it than to kill an attacker or someone that’s going after your neighbor.”
Murphy then suggested the Sydney hostage incident reminds us that we have to a “conversation here in this country” about the legality of “assault weapons,” which he claims are “more likely than not” to be used “in…mass slaughters rather than used by some citizen to stop someone in one of those situations.”
He said we’re having “one school shooting a week in the United States” and that that should be enough to persuade us to discuss more gun control directed toward “assault weapons.”
On December 9 Everytown for Gun Safety released a study claming “100 school shootings” in the US since Newtown. On December 13 Breitbart News reported that list included non-school, non-existent, and accidental shootings.
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