Should pit bulls be banned?

No. Responsible dog ownership should be expected of all dog owners, not just of owners of targeted breeds. Banning any given breed of dog has historically proven to be expensive and difficult to enforce, and ultimately does not reduce dog bite incidents. Dogs that attack do so because of improper and irresponsible ownership. Laws aiming to reduce dog attacks should be directed at enforcing leash laws, encouraging spay/neuter, cracking down on animal cruelty, and promoting responsible dog ownership, for any and all breeds of dog.