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.

Concerned Parent & Gun Owner February 04, 2013 at 05:53 PM
What would have been a better education for the Senator is if the State Police had also brought in semi-automatic and lever action rifles to show how fast they can be shot as well. I wonder if CSP showed the Senator how quickly magazines can be changed to make the point that a 30 round mag is little different than three 10 round mags. Then again, neither of the these two ideas would have fit the narrative those organizing the event wanted to maintain so just wishful thinking on my part.
Bill C February 04, 2013 at 06:40 PM
It looks like he has never seen anything like that before.
Bill C February 04, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Is that what you wished to see Sen Murphy? By the way, Have you seen the request for needed additional federal funding funding that the Commissioner sent to you?
Jlo February 04, 2013 at 07:33 PM
It's nice to know that he went and did this research after already sponsoring the Feinstein bill. I guess he doesn't realize that every semi auto weapon made over the past 50+ years can fire just as fast the AR they showed him.


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