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Senator At Assault Rifle Briefing

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Congressman Chris Murphy at an appearance in New Britain. File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Congressman Chris Murphy at an appearance in New Britain. File photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy went to the State Police shooting range in Simsbury today, for a demonstration of semi-automatic rifles.

“There is nothing like seeing one of these weapons in use,” Murphy said.  “It is a very scary thing, to think about a .223 with that kind of firepower in the hands of someone like Adam Lanza in an elementary school.”

Murphy is pushing for a new federal ban on assault rifles.

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