Homicides decreased at the outlay of the last Assault Weapon Ban.
A ban would prevent the mentally ill from possessing these guns
The ban does not have a negative effect on hunting and sporting guns
Assault weapons are not practical for self-defense.
Criminals don't use them; 90% of violent crime involves hand guns.
FBI reports 12,664 murders in 2011; less than 2.5% with assault rifles
The Ban doesn't cover the right weapons.
Banning does nothing to address the millions of existing assault rifles
Assault rifles are not significantly more dangerous than other firearms
Very difficult to define what an "assault weapon" exactly is