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June 13th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

Chris Murphy on gun control six months since Newtown: "There is no constitutional scholar who tells you that the Second Amendment protects 100 round drums of ammunition"

As Friday represents the precise six month mark since the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, on Thursday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invites Chris Murphy to offer his thoughts on the nation's progress to this point.

A Democratic senator from Connecticut, Murphy tells Piers Morgan that citing America's Founding Fathers, and the country's most respected documents, does not allow for carte blanche use of weaponry and ammunition:

"I'm committed to the Second Amendment too, but there is no constitutional scholar who tells you that the Second Amendment protects 100 round drums of ammunition, or dangerous assault weapons," suggested the man who succeeded four-term incumbent Joe Lieberman. "The Second Amendment has limitations just like the First Amendment does."

On the heels of recent revelations surrounding government data-mining programs, Morgan asked his guest about the hypocritical nature of those that support the NSA's various information gathering methods, while vocally objecting to gun control and background checks:

"There's hypocrisy all over this place, and so long as the NRA essentially strikes the fear into the hearts of lots of senators, it's going to continue."

Tune in this evening at 9 for more of Morgan's primetime interview with the Senator who represents that state that will forever be linked with one of the worst mass shootings in American history.
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  1. sm

    The noose is around the Senate and the congresses necks........ they know what the polls say , America is going to make their presence known at the 2014 polls , then clean house and produce new gun legislation as we take over the 2016 elections............. You could habe helped and worked together to get our childrens safety back!!!

    June 13, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bob

      support our second amendment! let them know!

      June 14, 2013 at 12:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • sm

        No..... commonsense, hands on parenting, learning about your ballot electives and the way they vote and some American patriotism as a whole. all for one, not me, me, me! give your hands to your community and country! leave the amendments out of it!

        June 20, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bald Eagle Turning Into Firebird

      You have a very clean house,sm.

      have not habe.

      See me after class.

      June 14, 2013 at 3:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • JJ

      So you like nooses but guns scare you. Got it.

      June 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sm

        Dumb- dumb , you got nothing!!!!!! Your going to register your gun and were monitoring every bullet shot in " Society" not the back woods for the next idiot going to write, " I just fired off some wounds in my outback forest!!!!! This genertation, I tell ya!

        June 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • John Preisach

        Nice bit of seething.

        June 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • sm

        Het J.J, see you at the 2014 and 2016 polls.... Remember me sir!!

        June 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Travis

    this guy is ridiculous he said that it is wrong to keep a data base of the mentally ill because of invasion of privacy but we need to keep a data base of people who own guns that is the dumbest thing I have heard. im alright with the data base of the gun owners but really shouldn't at least the government know if someone is mentally ill and could harm innocent people. guns are not the problem here ! HELLO!!! a man once said if I cant pick up a weapon I will pick up a rock, you take away something criminals will find another........ get off the topic and find a new one its getting old.......

    June 14, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bald Eagle Turning Into Firebird

      Hi Travis,thanks for posting.

      I agree this HAS dragged on somewhat,and we seem to be seeing
      the same circles appear in the sand time and time again;unfortunately
      we still have a problem with these lone wolf wretches clearly hell-bent
      on killing us all so the problem must continually be addressed,yet frustration
      understandable.Thank you for your equanimity re the background check to
      ascertain who is mentally perturbed,and who isn't,and,sadly,remains to be


      Poor California was invaded by Lucifer,and I will not stand it.

      We are evolving,wheel turning,turning...

      June 14, 2013 at 3:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. AAMcAdams

    But it's ok to take my tax dollars & build multi-Billion dollar storage facilities to track my phone conversations/e-mails & financial records? For decades on end? When does the Government get some limits? When do you guys follow the laws you pass on the rest of us? Why does your police state fear the people so much, what are you up to we don't know? Where is all this money going? Passing a law to allow you to violate my rights, does not make it right.

    June 14, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. abnguy

    I thnk it is time to move back towards freedom. With the amount of lying we have had from our government over the last few years it is clear they are untrustworthy. There has not been this much lying and covering up since Nixon. Why should we trust them with a data base of our possesions?

    June 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Scare The Pilgrims

    The Term Scare the Pilgrims was first heard by a me in 1979 when I lived and worked in Springfield ,Ohio & Jmmy Carter was President and his brother Billy was selling "Billy Beer " ..remember ???? A Factory worker said it and said it a lot.
    Why ? as I said ,it was 1979 , Jimmy Carter was President and I was in Springfield., Ohio. nuff said for those who were also there.

    June 17, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Scare The Pilgrims

    MY KEYBOARD HAS A STICKY KEYS PROBLEM AND THIS CNN BOARD DOES NOT HAVE ANY EDIT OPTIONS..EXCUSE MY POST FOR NOW... ah,,scratch that..why am I here on this insignificant board anyway ??? need some more coffee.CYA

    June 17, 2013 at 8:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Griff

    "Stop a Mass-Killer? Give him a medal, I hate religion."

    June 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Griff

    "You have exactly the same expectations as anyother. "NO!! If other children who have speech problems can eventually become Anchors on the Media, then nothing is impossible!"

    June 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Gary

    Peirce Morgan is an idiot that should be smart enough to know that his country (and the European socialist mentality) is the primary reason that the second amendment was written in the first place. Our country is based on individual freedom and controls on government intrusion. In this country, people are considered responsible for what they do and say, and suffer the consequences when they step out of line. I would gladly contribute to a ONE WAY ticket back to the Untied Kingdom for this fool.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. peter vida

    If the 2nd amendment right does not protect 100 round drum magazines then the 1st amendment right does not protect free speech though telephones, or computers. The 4th amendment does not protect your right to privacy from surveillance cameras and drones. Just because a specific type of technology is not listed does not mean its not protected. To think otherwise is foolish.

    June 26, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. BillD

    You demanded a vote, you got a vote. You LOST.
    In the 1934 decision, the type of weapon was discussed. The Supreme Court said a person could not own a sawed off shotgun because that weapon had no utility to a militia. Guess what, a 100 round magazine DOES have utility to a militia.

    July 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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