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Sen. Feinstein on LAX Shooting: Gun Groups Have ‘Hammerlock’ on Congress

On Face the Nation Sunday morning, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) argued that the gun used in Thursday’s LAX shooting was a military-grade weapon that was not designed for civilian use, but that gun groups would prevent a bill restricting it from ever passing Congress.

“The weapon was a .223 MP-15, where the MP stands for military and police,” Feinstein said. “Clearly designed not for general consumption, but through practice now for general consumption—same gun that was used at Aurora.”

“Now, it’s going to be interesting to see whether this gun was outlawed in California and whether it was purchased in California,” Feinstein continued.

Feinstein expressed her desire to craft a bill tightening gun restrictions, but clearly did not believe it would pass Congress.

“I think there’s a hammerlock on the Congress by the gun owners and the gun people, and it doesn’t matter,” she said.

Watch the full clip below, via CBS News:

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