Although anti-gun advocates are pushing to ban what they call "assault weapons" (AKA semi-automatic rifles), there is an interesting fact they omit from their discussions. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) suggests that people are more likely to be murdered by hands, fists, feet, other than by a rifle. Here is the FBI chart that illustrates this point:
What It Reveals
This chart shows that the number one weapon is a handgun - not a rifle. The vast majority of gun-related murders are committed by handguns. So why are the Anti-2nd Amendment proponents pushing so hard against rifles? The chart also shows that knives are much more dangerous than rifles. Why not ban knives instead?
Progressives can't argue because the facts make them look like the fools that they are. They also miss the point that no matter what type of weapon used, a deranged person will still be able to commit heinous crime.
Focus Is Wrong
Should the Gun Banners be taking a look at the "CAUSE" instead of the "Means?" Years ago it was fairly easy to get people committed into psychiatric wards. The pendulum has changed and now it's next to impossible without crossing many many roadblocks. This needs attention. If unbalanced people continue walking the streets, no BAN will prohibit them from committing these types of crimes.
Gun Banners also forget the serious influence the MSM has, as well as, Hollywood, and the entire video gaming industry. All of these are factors in promoting violence in our society. Should they actively do something to these industries?
Action To Take
After updating your membership to the NRA, you need to contact your representatives in Washington and let them know you oppose of ANY NEW gun laws. We would ENFORECE the ones we already have.