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Why was the Assault Weapons Ban rejected?

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March 24, 2014 4:44PM

It has to do with the 2nd Amendment "The right to bear arms". Guns don't kill people, people kill people

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The ban on so-called "assault weapons" was allowed to expire and was not renewed because only a tiny fraction of "assault weapons" were ever used in the commission of a crime.

The definition of "assault weapon" was fuzzy and unclear; two rifles could have very minor cosmetic differences, and yet one might qualify as an "assault weapon" while the other rifle might not. There was no functional difference; both semi-automatic rifles, firing the same caliber bullet, but one with a black plastic stock and one with a wooden stock, or the presence or absence of a barrel shroud, would be regulated differently.