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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) claims the 1994 “assault weapons” ban prevented massacres but the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) reported the ban could not be credited with any reduction in crime.
Murphy’s claim was part of a larger attack on President Trump, wherein the Connecticut Senator was trying to place blame for mass shootings at Trump’s feet.
Two things need to be noted. First, Murphy’s emphasis on banning “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines was a bait and switch, whereby he tries to shift the focus off black incarcerations resulting from the Democrats’ 1994 Crime Bill.
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Secondly, Murphy’s claim about the effectiveness of the “assault weapons” ban is demonstrably false. The DOJ’s NIJ released a report showing the ban’s effects were negligible at...
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