Sen. Murphy: Assault Weapon Ban Would Have Reduced Vegas Shooting Deaths

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Fewer people would have died in the Las Vegas shooting attack if a ban on assault weapons had still been in place, according to Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., during an appearance on the CBS News podcast, “The Takeout.” “But what if he did not have an assault weapon? What if the assault weapons ban still applied? What if he was up in that hotel with a pistol or a shotgun or a non-semiautomatic rifle? Maybe he would have gone through with the crime, but I guarantee you less people would be dead,” Murphy asked on the podcast.

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