Murphy: Speed, Capacity of Semi-Automatic Weapons 'Unbelievable' [Video]

Sen. Chris Murphy watches a state police demonstration of the power of military-style assault rifles in Simsbury.


U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D—Conn.) paid a visit to the Conn. State Police Gun Range in Simsbury Friday for a demonstration on military-style assault rifles.

State police Sergeant Shawn Corey demonstrated the differences between two military-style assault rifles for Murphy as he asked questions specifically about two versions of a similar weapon—one that is banned in the state of Conn. and one that is currently legal.

Mary Fitzgerald February 03, 2013 at 03:08 PM
I applaud Chris Murphy for seeing this first hand. No civilian needs a weapon and ammunition that is intended to kill. I don't understand why people feel these guns should not be banned. Why do they feel these need to be available to the public?
Pete Zuppardi February 03, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Can you say "grandstanding politician"? This creep makes a great bookend with our other "Vietnan War Veteran" senator. And people wonder why this state, and the country in general are going to hell in a handbasket.
Bill Fasula February 03, 2013 at 06:27 PM
drinking and driving causes over 25,ooo deaths a year. overall 100,000 deaths occur each year due to the effects of alcohol.Correction: According to the NHTSA web site (nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/RNotes/2006/810686.pdf), there were 43,443 alcohol related traffic fatalities in 2005 in the USA. As a comparison, AIDS claimed 18,000 lives in 2003. No one needs alcohol, why isn't it banned?


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