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Tony Bennett: ‘I’d like assault weapons eliminated’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

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.

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