Dem Senator Predicts a 'Revolt' if SCOTUS Rules Assault Weapons Bans Are Unconstitutional


A Democratic senator is predicting a certain ruling by the Supreme Court could send it into “crisis mode.”

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) discussed the possibility the nation’s highest court could rule certain gun control measures unconstitutional.

“If the Supreme Court eventually says that states or the Congress can’t pass universal background checks or can’t take these assault weapons off the streets, I think there’s going to be a popular revolt,” he said.

Murphy added, “A court that’s already pretty illegitimate is going to be in full crisis mode.”

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It did not take long for criticism of Murphy’s comments to roll in:

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Murphy insisted judicial action could threaten “progress” lawmakers have made on gun control measures.

His comments come after Virginia District Court Judge Robert Payne ruled banning 18-to-20-year-olds from buying guns would implement limitations on the Second Amendment that “do not exist with other constitutional guarantees.”

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A Fox News poll last month found 61% of respondents said they favor a federal ban on “assault weapons.”

Meanwhile, 87% said they favor criminal background checks, and 81% said they favor raising the age to buy a gun to 21.

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