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GQ: Banning ‘Assault Weapons’ Would Have Nearly Zero Effect on Crime
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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On October 28, GQ magazine published an article which highlighted the fact that banning “assault weapons” would have nearly zero effect on crime.
GQ’s exact words: “Banning assault weapons would do almost nothing.”

According to GQ, the push to ban “assault weapons” is misplaced and misses the fact that very few homicides are committed with any type of rifle, much less an “assault” rifle (i.e., “assault weapon”).
 

Comment by: kangpc (10/29/2016)
Ignore this shell game.
The purpose of banning so-called "assault weapons" (anything used in an assault is a weapon, by definition) has nothing to do with crime reduction, but is to help render us helpless in the face of corrupt government.
I have noticed that, over the years, those calling loudest for firearms bans eventually prove to be the most corrupt. This runs the gamut from "cop-killer bullets" to "assault weapons."
And finally, firearms bans actually create criminals because they are mostly ignored by those most affected.

 

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