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Fact checking three Democratic claims on assault weapons and guns

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

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    “What we know is that in States that have imposed those reasonable limitations, there are less gun crimes. There are less homicides.”

    — Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), speaking on the Senate floor, June 15

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    “AR-15-style weapons weren’t legal in the United States until 2004 after being banned for 10 years. It is not coincidental that there was a massive increase in mass shootings in this country after 2004.”

    — Murphy, June 15

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    “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?”

    — Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), quoting an “al-Qaeda spokesman” in a statement on the Senate floor, June 15, 2016

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ims-on-assault-rifles-and-guns/#sharethefacts


     
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    The senator from Nevada knows this isn't true. Full auto rifles have been heavily regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934.
     
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