Singer Tony Bennett said on Capitol Hill that Congress should eliminate what he called “assault weapons.”
“I still haven’t gotten over Connecticut. I’d like the assault weapons to go to war, not in our own country, and I’d like assault weapons eliminated,” said Bennett on Wednesday during a press conference at the Capitol Building.
The press event was sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns and The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, both of which favor stricter gun control laws.
Celebrities Chris Rock, Adam Scott and Amanda Peet also delivered remarks.
California Democratic Congressman Mike Thompson, New York Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Maryland Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings also participated.