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Gun Control

Should Assault Rifles Be Banned?

Yes

1
Homicides decreased at the outlay of the last Assault Weapon Ban.
2
A ban would prevent the mentally ill from possessing these guns
3
The ban does not have a negative effect on hunting and sporting guns
4
Assault weapons are not practical for self-defense.
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No

1
Criminals don't use them; 90% of violent crime involves hand guns.
2
FBI reports 12,664 murders in 2011; less than 2.5% with assault rifles
3
The Ban doesn't cover the right weapons.
4
Banning does nothing to address the millions of existing assault rifles
5
Assault rifles are not significantly more dangerous than other firearms
6
Very difficult to define what an "assault weapon" exactly is
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