Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy renewed his calls for more gun control laws Monday after a weekend of gun violence in Buffalo, New York, and other cities across the country.
in a (n emotional tirade At a media event in Hackensack, the governor also chided conservatives and other gun rights advocates for grieving over gun violence while he still stood up for Americans’ Second Amendment rights, and urged them to “put their thoughts and prayers there.” ‘ where the sun doesn’t shine.
“Cue the expected and pathetic expressions of thoughts and prayers from those held so tightly in the grip of the gun lobby,” Murphy said in response to the race-based mass shooting in Buffalo in which an 18-year-old white supremacist killed ten innocent black people in a top-down supermarket and injured three others.
Murphy then threw the conservatives into a far-right fringe camp that espouses the so-called “replacement theory,” which suggests that minorities are “replacing” whites in the US.
“And when it comes to Buffalo, call for the hasty resignation of right-wing orators and politicians who have so freely and openly peddled the garbage ‘surrogate conspiracy’ — I can’t bring myself to call it a theory — and who can? I can’t possibly believe that the words they used to poison our airwaves and spoil our citizen dialogue could actually come home to sleep.” said the governor.
“I think every single one of them knows where to put their thoughts and prayers,” he added.
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The governor said that “it is high time for outrage and action” and that Congress must “take a step forward and pass real statewide gun safety legislation.”
Murphy also expressed concern about an upcoming Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. vs. Bruenwhere judges must decide whether or not a New York law that effectively prohibits residents from obtaining a concealed carry permit for self-defense is constitutional.
The Supreme Court decision is expected to dramatically affect gun laws nationwide.
In New Jersey, Murphy hopes to pass a radical gun control package that will according to NJ.com“Change how gun owners in the state are required to store their guns, ban the future sale of .50 caliber guns in the state, increase the age at which people can buy shotguns and rifles in the state from 18 to 21 and mandate Arms dealers in the state keep records of ammunition sales, among other things.”
But critics have argued that the new proposals — like almost every gun control proposal pushed by Democrats in the wake of shootings — would do little to stem the violence. Rather, they would only place a greater burden on law-abiding gun owners and limit their ability to protect themselves and others.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/nj-governor-murphy-thoughts-prayers NJ’s Democratic governor is urging conservatives to “shift their thoughts and prayers,” you know where, in emotional tirade against gun rights