Texas Sen. Ted Cruz displayed a flair for showmanship this afternoon at the Senate's gun violence hearing as he sought to puncture the argument for a proposed ban on assault weapons."What it bans, I would suggest to you, are scary looking guns," he said.With a life size photo of a Remington 750, a popular hunting rifle used -- as Cruz said, by millions of Americans -- the senator argued that the proposed ban focuses on "cosmetic features" such as pistol grips that in no way change the lethality of a weapon.

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