Flynn argues for assault weapon ban in front of Senate committee

CREATED Feb 27, 2013

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WASHINGTON - Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn got into a couple of heated exchanges with U.S. senators Wednesday.

Flynn testified on a bill to ban assault weapons.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is discussing a ban on assault weapons, expanding background checks and eliminating ammunition magazines that can hold more than ten rounds.
Chief Flynn told senators about the number of killings every day in America, not just mass shootings.

“Cities are enduring slow-motion mass murder every single year,” he said.

Flynn got impatient with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham when the senator argued police aren't arresting people who fail existing background checks.

Graham and other senators on the committee argued the proposed ban violates the constitution, and would take weapons away from people who use them for self defense.