Senator Markey: We Need Gun Control Laws to 'Protect Ordinary Citizens'


These US Senators must not know about a little thing called the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Then again, they’re Democrats, so… yeah, that sounds about right.


“Now is the time for the families of Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, and all the cities who are saying that it is time for this scourge to end,” Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) said at a press conference Thursday, which House and Senate Democrats held “to advance sensible, popular legislation to curb the epidemic of gun violence that kills 90 Americans every day.”

Which is brilliant since criminals don’t follow laws. 

Last year Markey, who took John Kerry’s seat in Massachusetts, was accused of using his position to manipulate stock. Since taking office, he has been an outspoken advocate for a bill to fund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct gun violence research. The latest version of the bill would give the CDC $10 million a year for six years to conduct the research.

“We will win,” Markey said. “We will ultimately change the laws of our country to protect ordinary citizens who are part of this wave of violence.”

In addition to passing the bill, the Democratic lawmakers are working to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects gun manufactures from being held liable for any “misuse” of their products and protects citizens’ access to a supply of firearms and ammunition for all lawful purposes.


Also speaking at the press conference, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said her proposed legislation in the House would “require every gun in this country to be subject to the background check.”

“We’re going to stand up to the NRA; we’re going to stand up to the gun lobby; we’re going to stand up to the gun manufacturers and say, ‘You are not above the law,’” Speier said.

In typical liberal fashion, Speier claims to care about the survivors of sexual assault while working to put gun control measures into place which would hurt a women’s ability to purchase a firearm for self defense following an assault.

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