If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. I am not a proponent of assault rifles, nor do I own one. But criminals don't obey laws. If these weapons were never allowed to the public, then keeping them out of the publics hands would be a good idea, however, there are now millions of weapons out there, so the purchase of these will simply go to the black market. Banning these weapons is purely a political response, and will have little to no impact on criminals obtaining them.
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