U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D—Conn.) paid a visit to the Connecticut 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 Connecticut and one that is currently legal.
Murphy, along with other Connecticut lawmakers in Washington D.C., are pushing for stricter federal gun controls in the wake of the Newtown shootings Dec. 14 that killed 20 children and 6 women at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The shooter in that rampage, Adam Lanza, used a semi-automatic rifle.