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.

Bob MacGuffie February 02, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Leave it to Chris Murphy - he's in the senate for five minutes and immediately grabbing an issue while it's still emotional, surrounding a subject on which he is utterly ignorant, and demagogues it to propose infringing on his constituents' constitutionally guaranteed liberties. And, he was already talking about the "problem" with handguns yesterday. He's always represented the federal govt to his CT constituents rather than the reverse (which is what he was hired to do) - can't wait for his next move......
Truthseeker57 February 02, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Chris Murphy is right. These guns should be kept out of the hands of mad men. Mad men. Not law abiding, hard working citizens like me and most of the people that own them. Take a look at the laws that the government doesn't enforce before you make new ones.
Abe Froman February 02, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Murphy is a hack and always will be a hack. Bans do not solve any problems. Murder is banned, yet that doesn't stop a person deranged enough to commit such a violent act. If politicians like Murphy had any scruples, they would admit that the heart of society's problems stem from the destruction of the family. When family crumbles, so too does the source of morality, self-worth, and compassion towards your neighbors. Instead, politicians of Murphy's ilk make their opponents into enemies and try to pass more laws that won't do anything other than restrict Constitutional freedoms and exacerbate the problem they claim they are solving.
Sandra February 02, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Chris Murphy "isn't letting a crisis go to waste" in order to advance his political career. His pathetic "interrogation" of Hilary Clinton on Benghazi followed her "What does it matter outburst" talking point with his "looking forward" to Africa. When one of Eric Holder's Fast & Furious illegal gun is traced to another murder what will Murphy say about that one life that could have been spared cause by our own government?
Ajack February 03, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Next he'll be calling for finger printing everyone and then confiscating all of your sharp objects, T.Vs , dogs and then he will come for YOU, because you 'might' pose a threat!!The point behind the 2nd amendment was to insure us that we, the citizenry of this country, could defend ourselves against a tyrannical government. There was never any mention in the 2nd amendment only having a weapon to hunt deer or skeet shoot.The law is there to protect us from a TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT, if ours ever gets out of line, to have the fire power to do so. If you really want to help us out, disarm the police and the army while they are on our native turf along with EVERYONE ELSE.No one have assault guns. Make gun possession for all people illegal including the police and army.Confiscate ALL GUNS FOR EVERYONE, then I might listen.Just don't trust our government that much. Issue weapons( by vote) only when it's necessary to fight 'foreign' invaders and them pesky illegal immigrants and drug dealers and smugglers at our boarders.I'd be for a ban on all weapons, especially for the police and the army, if this 'gun' fever ever gets out of control. Let's get back to strangling ourselves using axes, knives and machetes like they do in Africa. It's time we started to act like 'civilized' people. Chris Murphy is a politician, plain and simple, always trying to serve himself first and the people last.Typical Lefty ploy to garner kudos for......Chris Murphy! Such a great man.
Ajack February 03, 2013 at 01:10 PM
A lifetime of service to his constituency is standing before him.. Yeah right. He'll be in office for the next 40 years and do virtually nothing to help us. Watch. That's big government. His lower lip has always bothered me. Reminds me a little of Governor Malloy's puppet mouth.Ever notice how , when Malloy talks, he looks a lot like one of the marionettes you used to see on TV years ago? I wonder who's pulling his strings? Jeff Duham should make a puppet of Malloy and Murphy,call them the 'Conn Men', Now that would be funny.
Igor February 03, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Truthseeker, the problem is that "mad" men do not consider themselves mad. I'm willing to bet that most of these "mad" men are hard workers too. How do we weed out the "mad" guys?
Fairfield Old Timer February 03, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Just another politician grandstanding in front of the cameras for more facetime for his re-election..............
Jim Eastwood February 03, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Question of the Day What is the difference between Cris Murphy anhd the Lawyer Pinsky from New Haven????? Answer: Nothing !!!!!!!! f
Ajack February 03, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Jim Eastwood, So appropriately stated. When he was sworn in he, did say that he would only stay two terms ......? That would be so refreshing. We might even miss him when he's gone. Not a chance , I bet that it will happen at all that way. We will be hearing this 'professional' politician's voice, like we did with Chris Dodd ( hey they both are named Chris) for quite a while. I wonder if Chris Murphy will screw things up like Chris Dodd did with the S&L. thing? Give em time ....he's so young.....give em time....he'll find a way for sure. And then UCONN will dedicate a research library or something like that to him or in the case of Dodd to his father, who was corrupt also...... in his honor. We never learn in this state do we.
Truthseeker57 February 04, 2013 at 12:53 AM
It's not up to them to decide their own sanity. Background checks are a good start. Close the gun show loophole and make background checks mandatory.
James L Fee February 04, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I am disappointed to see the depth of Chris Murphy's immediate embrace of political correctness but will give him more time than a few weeks to settle his footing in office. The Senators from the state where this tragedy occurred are under great pressure to be engaged and there isn't much viable middle ground. (Nor should there be, perhaps.) What really concerns me is to hear too many of these advocates brushing aside the Constitution in the name of "public safety" with no apparent care for our fundamental liberties first. Public safety too ultimately hinges on our freedoms does it not?
R. Ludlowe February 04, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Some of you people amaze me. God forbid a freshman senator get elected and try to immediately effect change! "Utterly ignorant?" He's in the video with State Police experts LEARNING about the effects of these weapons! He admits to that! Just because you disagree with him doesn't mean that you, yourself, should make "utterly ignorant" statements.
R. Ludlowe February 04, 2013 at 04:51 PM
...and an annual license and registration for weapons as well. There are some good ideas out there that unfortunately, YES, will mean (god forbid) some change to the current system... but today's "system" is hardly even a loose collection of oft-broken laws. All of the law-abiding gun owners out there need to be ready for and embrace some very basic changes that should impose no penalties--but instead introduce more effective process and regulation than what we have today. It has to start somewhere folks... and gun enthusiasts are not going to be able to say "no changes, its all fine as it is." Its not fine, and we need some change.
Chuck E. Arla February 05, 2013 at 05:26 PM
What part of ". . . shall not be infringed" is hard to understand?


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