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Murphy: Republicans Are ‘Gun-Control Darwinists’


Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut lashed out at Republicans after the defeat of gun-control legislation in the Senate yesterday, deriding them as “gun-control Darwinists.”

In an appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show, the Democratic senator told Maddow that Republicans have “made it clear that they are just kind of gun-control Darwinists at this point.” ”They just think they we should give a whole bunch of guns to the good guys and to the bad guys, and let them shoot it out, and hope that the good guys win,” he said. “That’s their agenda.”

The Senate yesterday gave President Obama the first major legislative defeat of his second term, voting down by a 54–46 margin a compromise that would have expanded background checks.