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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 Connecticut 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.

Scott Wilson February 01, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Chris Murphy = Constitutional Traitor!
Roman Beach February 01, 2013 at 08:34 PM
What we need is a ban on politicians in this country. They use a tragedy like this to push their political agenda. They are worse then a lawyer chasing an ambulance down the street.
Chris February 01, 2013 at 09:02 PM
How is that ANY faster then any other gun that they arent looking to ban?
JBIII February 01, 2013 at 09:09 PM
How do you stop mass shooting? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR3t7j2tUec
Concerned Citizen February 01, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Chris Murphy quite clearly doesn't understand a thing he is talking about, but can drop just enough catch phrases so that he has good "sound bites".
Claude Clay February 01, 2013 at 09:19 PM
a lawyer learns to steal one-to-one. when he gets good at it he than goes to politics where he can steal from all at once. helps explain why politicians mostly have a legal background and the laws they pass are difficult to understand thus requiring the citizen to hire a lawyer to represent them when the police arrest em ( for any reason). the seated politicians make sure the up & comers have lots of revenue. a legal ponzi cause they write & interpret the laws.
Harlen Marks February 02, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Speed? You mean semi auto, just like its been done for the last 75+ years? Maybe the problem is people's fingers are faster and can pull the trigger faster than before. Time to ban assault trigger fingers!
FHS XC February 02, 2013 at 03:31 AM
Chris murphy's ignorance of the constitution is "unbelieveable"...
William Wilson February 02, 2013 at 04:08 AM
This is our representation in Washington DC. God help us all.
April Mock February 02, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Chris Murphy = keeping people safe very crazy, sick people Scott.
April Mock February 02, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Thank You Chris Murphy for fighting the NRA and helping to make this a safer state to live in. Thank You!
Bob February 02, 2013 at 01:13 PM
What about every other gun that shoots that fast? Are they next? Listen, buying guns after 1993 made it harder than buying guns after 1986, which made it harder than buying guns after 1968, which made it harder than buying after 1934, all dates of major new gun law restrictions. For instance, before 1993, there were no NICS background checks. Before 1968, anybody could bye a gun through the mail and have it sent directly to their house. Prior to 1934, anybody could by a machine gun and a silencer right off the shelf. Since they were invented over 100 years ago, we as U.S. citizens have always been able to bye semi-automatic firearms with so-called high capacity magazines and since 1963 in particular, the AR-15. Look at high school yearbooks prior to about the 1970’s. Schools regularly had rifle teams, and students went to school with guns strapped to their backs. So what has changed and why the sudden apparent increase in mass shootings? It can’t be that guns are more capable than guns in the past because despite what they might look like, they’re not. It can’t be because we have magazines of over ten rounds because we’ve always had them. There must be other factors underlying the root causes of these tragedies, but they’re being drowned out by the emotional and demonizing vitriol against guns and gun owners. Senator, why don't you put your efforts at finding real solutions to the problem, and here's a hint, it's not the guns.
Deborah Netto February 02, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Chris Murphy, Marxist Progressive who wants gove to have more power and control over the useful idiots. How's the crime in Chicago and DC where they have the strictest gun laws Chris? Keeping guns out of law abiding criminals and in the hands of the criminals. You are a disgrace to this nation!
April Mock February 02, 2013 at 02:30 PM
Proud to say I voted for Chris Murphy!!!
burbanite February 02, 2013 at 08:53 PM
What does the largest gun safety organisation in the country have to do with this? The laws that this idiot put in place didn't help those kids did they? Keep your head buried in the sand because obviously you need a comforrt blanket.
Michael Miller February 03, 2013 at 11:26 PM
How stupid is our senator? All semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers fire every time you pull the trigger. The speed record for handguns was set with a revolver. REMEMBER, the democrat party is dedicated to banning ALL firearms, period. If you own a gun or know safe, law abiding citizens who do, DEMAND that these inrepresentative representatives CEASE and DESIST. I believe the oath says Support AND DEFEND the Constitution.

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