Assault-Weapons Ban Expires

American Voicespatriotismguns ISSUE 40•37 Sep 15, 2004

The 10-year-old federal law banning the sale of 19 types of semiautomatic assault weapons expired Monday. What do you think?

  • “Finally, I can bring ol' Missy out of hiding. Come on out, Missy. Daddy says it's safe now.”

    James Farwell –
    CPA

  • “The people who want assault weapons banned can't provide any evidence that they're used for criminal activity. See, you can't use common sense as evidence.”

    Tammy Graves –
    Journalist

  • “When we enacted this ban in 1994, it was an important step to protect our children. Now that our children are grown up and off at college, it's not such a pressing issue.”

    Liza Redding –
    Secretary

  • “Hey, if I could turn the clock back to a time before titanium deer with full electronic countermeasures, I would. But face it, I need this Kalashnikov.”

    Sam Li –
    Electrician

  • “This is mainly a semantic problem. If assault rifles were called 'fun rifles' or 'quick rifles,' there wouldn't be all this outrage.”

    Daniel Moore –
    Systems Analyst

  • “If the criminals are going to have assault rifles, I should, too. Actually, can I have a better one than they do?”

    Jim Mertens –
    Sewer Worker