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Assault weapons should be banned in the US Follow
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Hillary Clinton US presidential candidateWe can’t fall into the trap set up by the gun lobby that says if you cannot stop every shooting you shouldn’t try to stop any
Barack Obama Former President of United States of America
Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist
Tim O'Reilly Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Investor. Studied at Harvard University.
Mike Bloomberg American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city
Whoopi Goldberg American actress
NRA-ILA National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, lobbying arm of the NRAAs the numbers of “assault weapons” and “large” magazines have soared to all-time highs, violent crime has been cut in half. The nation’s total violent crime rate peaked in 1991. Since then, through 2012, it has decreased 49%, to a 42-year low, including a 52% drop in the nation’s murder rate, to a 49-year low—perhaps the lowest point in American history.
Jack Lee JournalistAn assault weapons ban focuses on a small subset of firearms that are rarely used in crime. Gun control laws limit the law-abiding citizen's ability to obtain a firearm, but not those of the criminal
Adam Winkler Constitutional law prof @UCLA. Author of Gunfight. Writing also in Slate, New Republic, NY TimBecause these guns are really just ordinary rifles, it is hard for legislators to effectively regulate them without banning half the handguns in the country (those that are semiautomatic and/or have detachable magazines) and many hunting rifles as well.
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