Thursday, October 01, 2015
Bring Back the Assault Weapons Ban
After yet another mass murder involving an assault weapon, we should bring back the Assault Weapons Ban.
This sensible law included, at the NRA's insistence a sunset provision. Passed under a Democratic administration, it was allowed to expire in a Republican one.
After Sandy Hook, Democrats made a concerted effort to renew the ban and make it permanent. Republicans defeated it.
I am not calling for a total gun ban, nor gun grabbing (gun trolls take note).
I am calling for the renewal of sensible legislation to limit and gradually eliminate weapons whose only civilian use is mass murder.