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Murphy: Semi- Automatic's Capacity, Speed 'Unbelievable'

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

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy 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, a Democrat representing Connecticut, as the senator 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.

Editor's note: This article originally was published by Simsbury Patch.

Thomas Crafts February 03, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Why is he wearing a bullet proof vest? Is he so afraid that the guns might turn themselves on him, or is he just an idiot?
Steve February 03, 2013 at 10:46 PM
What we have here is Sen. Murphy expressing his general ignorance of firearms. All semi-automatics, for over 100 years now, will fire as quickly as you can pull the trigger. That does not mean you can put each round on target of course. There is no military that uses semi-automatic firearms exclusively, to my knowledge. All use some form of fully automatic or select fire. Also note the Media bias @ 0:16 "Sen. Murphy got to see up close the sheer power of an assault weapon up close". Sheer power? The standing .223 cartridge isn't even powerful enough to hunt deer in CT. Then @1:20 - Sen. Murphy gets a lesson that the folding stock has nothing to do with its 'lethality'. The whole purpose of so called 'assault weapon' bans is to make people think that scary looking firearms are more dangerous. He also demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge about what the 'militia' are as stated in the 2nd Amendment.
Siwanoy February 08, 2013 at 04:21 PM
"isin't even powerful enough to hunt deer in ct" So if i gave you that "assualt weapon" with a .223 cartridge, you couldn't stop a deer from moving? I find that hard to believe when deer were hunted by conventioonal bows and arrows. "stock has nothing to do with its 'lethality'" wouldn't you agree that it makes it easier to transport though?
Chris Noe February 08, 2013 at 10:06 PM
I didn't vote for that loser.
Thomas Crafts February 08, 2013 at 10:39 PM
.223 is prohibeted by law for hunting deer in CT. It was considered too light for clean kills, a wounding caliber.

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