By Jason Patterson | United States
The Democratic Senator from Connecticut, Chris Murphy stated on Saturday that he backs the “real” Second Amendment, rather than an “imaginary” version of the provision that he says is manipulated by the NRA and anti gun control activists.
“I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment,” Murphy tweeted. “And the real #2A isn’t absolute. It allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as fast as possible.”
He tweeted this in response to the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The attack left at least 10 people dead and 10 others injured. Though the shooter obtained the gun legally, the incident left many calling for furthered gun control.
Murphy had recently also called for stricter gun control laws and the possible ban of “assault weapons” guns such as the AR 15. He sees such restrictions as reasonable limitations justified by the real Second Amendment.
However the recent shooter, Pagourtzis, used a shotgun and a 38 Revolver. Both of these guns were owned by his father and are not considered a ” assault or military grade weapon”.