I voted No, but only because there wasnt my preferred option :
You get a free assault rifle if you're 18, with no criminal record, when you get your license renewed... as well as pistols and/ or shotguns, depending on the persons preference.
If the person takes a gun they must sign up to a basic proficiency course on the chosen weapon.
I'd say not, though the gun lobby's claims that the introduction of more guns into a community reduces violent crime is disingenuous at the least and a flagrant lie, at the most. I am amused by liberals (who allegedly support "rights" and want to attack the "root cause" of crime), favoring extremely draconian gun bans, while not acknowledging that the root cause of many forms of crime is unjust poverty, for instance.
Crime went down while assault weapons were readily available.
I worked at a large gun shop while it was in effect and guns that took high capacity magazines were for sale just as they were before the ban.
The ban did not do anything but make some assembled cosmetic features illegal.
High cap magazines were banned as well but before the ban took place the manufacturers pumped out an ass load thus having no effect on availability.
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I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
So, you think that all -existing- 'assault weapons' will be banned, and then confiscated?If I had to guess I'd say that either the exemptions would not be included,
Actually, they are not. The only benefit alluded to in the rep[ort has to do with the availability of the hi-cap mags, not the guns.The report is careful to avoid crediting the nationwide drop in gun violence to the AWB, but the effects on crime involving assault weapons are clear.
So, what effect did the GUN ban have on crime?
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