Originally Posted by Direckshun
The goal of an assault weapons ban is simple: make shooting sprees less deadly.
You cannot and will not accomplish that goal by banning the weapon least used in killings. Focusing on mass shootings when they only make up around 1% of all murders in the US is ridiculous.
You are essentially saying that it is ok to limit and regulate all law abiding citizens numbering in the millions if not 10's of millions because of how 1% of all murdered people die.
I cannot agree with that. Yes, we can take a very monkish view of life where every single life spared, regardless how small or at what cost, is worth it. I would rather deal in reality where I am more likely to die in an auto accident than I will in a mass shooting. The same reality where I am more likely to be mugged or have my home broken into than I am at being within 100 miles of an active mass shooting.