Senator Diane Feinstein has always led the cause to put restrictions on the availability and requirements for owning assault weapons. Harry Reid beat her with his cause to not change anything and he won the vote. I think too many people have died at the hands of assault weapons for this country not to change things. Allow the citizens to take a vote directly to decided not bloated paid off politicians deciding what I want. The Senate and Congress are not acting in the best interest of our innocent people.
After the Sandyhook killings , Obama sat right down and wrote an Executive Order to ban assault weapons. Unlike Presidents before him like Clinton and George Bush, he didn’t ban any specific weapons; so by being vague, opinions go around and then nothing gets banned. Look at the seat belt law. Yes, seat belts will not save everyone in a car accident but the use of seat belts will save enough people and will make a difference in saving lives.
What is wrong with just posing the question, Does anyone really need an assault weapon? Would we be a worse off country if citizens didn’t have guns that could shoot 30 or 50 rounds of ammunition per minute? There isn’t even a text book definition written anywhere of what an assault weapon is. It can be categorized by being just any long gun. We need National Legislation not that you can just go to another state and buy the gun there. Washington DC and Chicago have gun ban laws but the surrounding states don’t have laws in place.