Originally Posted by R8ers
Define Assault Weapon please.
Before you go any further, notice that I did not necessarily call for a ban on assault weapons. There are three elements involved in my statement. Crazy people, access, and assault weapons. To do nothing to try to prevent these tragedies is just as irresponsible as those who want to repeal the second amendment.
But for the sake of your argument I'll go with this definition:
"Assault weapon is a political term, often used by gun control advocates, typically referring to firearms ‘designed for rapidly firing at human targets from close range,’ sometimes described as military-style features useful in combat"
As I said, crazy people having access to these type of military weapons is only one aspect of the problem. There are others that need addressed as well. Some people on this board have touched on some of those other issues fairly eloquently already.