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"Late Night" takes a "Closer Look" at the Senate's failure to pass key gun control measures

Published June 22, 2016 1:10PM (EDT)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at the Senate's failure to pass two key gun control measures this week.

"Something the Senate did not vote on [Monday] was an assault weapons ban, which would limit the availability of semiautomatic weapons like the AR-15, which have been used in several high-profile mass shootings," Meyers explained. "Republicans in the gun lobby have steadfastly refused to reinstate a ban on the sale of weapons like the AR-15, but many argue that the AR-15 was never designed for civilian use in the first place."

Among those arguing is the family of Eugene Stoner, the inventor of the AR-15. The family argues the high-capacity rifle was intended only for military use, not for hunting or personal protection.

"Next we're gonna find out Dr. Dre still uses the earbuds that came with his iPhone," Meyers added.

Watch the full segment below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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