"I can tell you because I've had two police officers killed with assault weapons."
"But I came to understand that there are too many assault weapons on the street."
The 19 assault weapons we took off the street had only one purpose: to kill other people.
The Senator wants to end the ban on assault weapons.
But we've got to understand that the problem of crime goes far beyond an assault weapon.
What do you need an assault weapon for, if you're going hunting?
Assault weapons thus place huge new demands on emergency services.
"On the other hand," he said, "states like Texas did nothing about the threat of assault weapons, and look where it got them."
After all, they're responsible for even less than the 1 percent violent crime rate with assault weapons.
"In the future, assault weapons manufacturing will be more limited."