assault-weapons

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Ban assault weapons. Every last damn one of them. The answer is staring us in the face | John L. Micek

BY: - March 25, 2021

What do we now? Where do we go next? We know the answer. Now legislators need to summon the courage to finally act. 

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Beto O’Rourke’s inconvenient truth: Bans on assault weapons work | John L. Micek

BY: - September 13, 2019

So hang on for a second, what if Beto O’Rourke was right? The former Texas congressman enraged the right, and netted himself something that sounded an awful lot like a death threat, when he vowed to ban, and apparently confiscate, AR-15s and other assault weapons favored by mass shooters. “Hell, yes, we’re going to take […]

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Did the assault weapons ban reduce mass shootings? Just look at the data | Opinion

BY: - August 16, 2019

By John A. Tures Former Vice President Joe Biden recently penned a New York Times column calling for the assault weapons ban to be reinstated. Critics argue that the ban did nothing to stop crime, gun violence, or mass shootings. In this column, I don’t just examine the evidence — I let you do so, […]