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.

Joe Blow February 02, 2013 at 01:54 PM
More political grandstanding B.S. by a politician who knows nothing except how to pander for votes from the clueless masses.
Abe February 02, 2013 at 02:25 PM
I am curious as to why he didn't ask Sen. Chuck Schumer or Dianne Feinstein for a demonstration. He wouldn't have had to travel back to CT.
Connecticut Yankee February 02, 2013 at 04:41 PM
The subject of gun use in America is a tough one. Unfortunately, the DC crowd will do what is politically expedient for their careers, not necessarily what is best for America and its citizens. The fact that Murphy uses "unbelievable" as an adjective indicates his novice knowledge status and confirms my lack of confidence in Murphy and his ilk. Great photo op for Murphy and nothing more.
dave February 02, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Nothing like putting the cart before the horse! Lets push new laws about knowing nothing about it. Then, lets go see what we wrote the laws about!!!
Craig Zac February 04, 2013 at 03:40 PM
first off, he's asking what the difference is between semi aotumatic and fully automatic. then he straps on a vest... probably cause he didnt trust the Trooper there? And this is the kind of person who are leading all this anti gun stuff and gun safety and regulations and such... people who dont have a clue about anything about what it is they are trying to ban or regulate. just like with abortions, guys telling women what to do with their bodies... 99% of these people who are going around acting like weapons experts have never been to a range, never held or fired a real gun, couldnt name 5 weapons manufacturers off the tops of their heads, couldnt tell you the difference between single and double action, wouldnt know the difference between a .22, .22 LR or a .22 M. yet they are going to tell us justhow dangerous different types of weapons are! I call BS on the whole movement!!!!
Craig Zac February 04, 2013 at 03:43 PM
What? and not get the trip home to see the superbowl paid for by the very same tax payers he is trying to take freedoms away from? This guys a joke, he hates CT and he HATES America! But he loves him that greeeeen greeeeen goodness we call cash!
Craig Zac February 04, 2013 at 03:46 PM
can we just ban politicians?
Oxford Girl February 05, 2013 at 01:45 PM
I contacted Murphy through his website with some questions and strangely I never got a response - maybe my email got lost.
Craig Zac February 05, 2013 at 02:24 PM
and I suspect youll never hear back. I sent an email to Blumenthal and never got a response either. Its all just a political move, they will swing which ever way will benifit them and their careers... they could care less about the people or the state of CT. what evers gonna put more money in their pockets is what will happen. The senate should be locked up along with congress for treason!


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