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Should assault rifles be banned?

Updated on June 14, 2016

Should assault weapons be banned or do people kill people, not guns?

Should assault weapons be banned? This past Sunday, Orlando and America suffered another tragedy. 49 people were murdered and 53 were injured. Some say if those in attendance were armed, the outcome would have been different. Unfortunately, this type of incident has become too familiar and too common. According to a 2014 Rasmussen Reports poll, 59% believe that assault weapons should be banned.


Does the general public need assault weapons?

Our Second Amendment gives us the right to own and bear arms. That will not change nor should it. There are many reasons to own a gun: protection, hunting, target practice, teaching and learning about gun safety, and collecting. However, does the general public need assault weapons?

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