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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.

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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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