Myth: The 1994 (former) Federal Assault Weapons Ban was effective
Fact: “We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence.”382End Quote
Fact: The ban covered only 1.39% of the models of firearms on the market, so the ban’s effectiveness was automatically limited.
Fact: “The ban has failed to reduce the average number of victims per gun murder incident or multiple gunshot wound victims.”383
Fact: “The public safety benefits of the 1994 ban have not yet been demonstrated.”384
382 An Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003, National Institute of Justice, June 2004
383 Impacts of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban: 1994-96, National Institute of Justice, March 1999
If it's the former, then we are giving the government unlimited power to add whatever weapons they see fit to the "assault weapons" category. If it's the latter, then your comments concerning suicides are as specious as I indicated.
“Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic, purely symbolic move ... Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.”end quote
Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post
April 5, 1996
And that is the bottom line, then and today.
Nope you didn't read it.Originally Posted by Jeebus
Give it a rest. The legislation has no affect on handguns that will prevent suicide by handgun. Silly word games is all you have.
You are arguing firearms when you have proven to have practically no experience or knowledge about firearms.
You're on a "ban assault weapons" crusade that will not prevent suicide, mass killings, or criminal use of handguns.
But it makes you feel gooooood!
You may have a "damn good memory" but you have practically no knowledge of firearms.
Gun zealots will simply say anything that pops into their mind or force-fed to them by Faux News/Limbaugh no matter how many times they contradict themselves or ignore facts.Originally Posted by ms maggie
Remember - #1 will be illegal under the current Congressional assault weapons ban proposal, while #2 will be legal...Is a Mini-14 with a folding stock and a pistol grip an "assault weapon"?
Is a Mini-14 without a folding stock or a pistol grip an "assault weapon"?
Explain why a .223 round is more deadly coming out of the muzzle of Example #1 and not Example #2.
Still waiting for our small-arms expert ms maggie to educate us all......
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