Dem. Sen. Murphy questions whether law enforcement should be funded in states that refuse to enforce gun laws

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Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy on Sunday said the Senate should have a conversation about whether to continue funding law enforcement in so-called "Second Amendment sanctuary" states and counties.

Murphy said 60% of counties in the U. S. refuse to enforce state and federal gun laws during an appearance on CNN’s "State of the Union," calling it a "growing problem in this country."

"The majority of counties in this country have declared that they are not going to enforce state and federal gun laws," the Connecticut senator said. "They have decided that they are going to essentially refuse to implement laws that are on the books."

"I think we have to have a conversation about whether we can continue to fund law enforcement in states where they are refusing to implement these gun laws," Murphy said, adding that he’ll talk to his colleagues about the issue.... (Read more)