Sunday, December 23, 2012

To those who think another "Assault Weapon Ban" will make us safer

Hello, I live in New York state.

Here in the state of New York, we have a copy of the national "Assault Weapon Ban" from 1994 still on the books. This means we in NY have been subject to this law since 1994 and have never had a reprieve, unlike most of the nation did in 2004.

We cannot own magazines with more than a 10 round capacity.
We cannot own any rifles deemed "Assault weapons" by the law.

And yet, we still have mass shootings and murder committed by firearms here in New York. 

Why is it that you think a nation wide ban will be any more effective this time around? CRIMINALS, the people committing these CRIMES, do not abide by laws. They break many laws in committing these crimes, so why would one more law stop them?

Let's try to be rational as a nation and look for the source of the problems, instead of just looking at the symptoms. Instead of punishing law abiding citizens. Instead of demonizing groups of people that have committed no crime.