Dem Sen Blumenthal: We Need a Ban on ‘Weapons of War’ Assault Weapons, They ‘Have No Purpose But to Maim and Kill’

During MSNBC’s coverage of the Las Vegas shooting on Monday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called for a ban on assault weapons that “have no purpose but to maim and kill” and are “weapons of war.”

Blumenthal blamed the lack of Congressional action on guns on the “stranglehold of the NRA, and other special interests, on the Congressional process,” which he argued, “has undermined our efforts, in fact, blocked them. But I really believe that we can honor these victims and we can arrive at a tipping point, where we change America, and America will feel the same fury that I felt watching these images.”

He added, “What a travesty and a tragedy that the supposed reforms that Congress is considering now are the silencer legislation and the concealed carry proposal. We ought to have a agenda of commonsense steps to stop gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons and the high-capacity magazines that are used for these mass killings. The assault weapons have no purpose but to maim and kill human beings. They’re weapons of war. And, of course, background checks for everyone who buys a gun, especially to keep them out of the hands of dangerous people.”

(h/t Grabien)

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