Sen. Feinstein, who is introducing an assault weapons ban Thursday along with Murphy, Blumenthal, and Esty, will come prepared with props. CNN reports that she will display assault weapons when she proposes the legislation. One of those will be a Bushmaster rifle, which was used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook shooting on Dec. 14.
“Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein will have a “bunch of assault weapons on display” this morning when she unveils her new assault weapons ban, including a Bushmaster rifle, Democratic sources tell CNN.
Part of Feinstein’s goal is to convince opponents of an assault weapons ban – especially conservative Democrats – that these weapons are not necessary for average citizens to own.
Feinstein’s office “coordinated completely” with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Capitol Police for the display, CNN is told.”