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Should the U.S. ban assault rifles?

The Las Vegas shooter used at least a dozen semiautomatic rifles "legally modified to fire like automatic weapons" to carry out a terrorist attack that left 58 dead and more than 500 wounded. Many are calling on their representatives to bring back an Assault Weapons Ban like the one that was enacted in 1994. Gun rights advocates argue banning assault rifles wouldn't prevent criminals from carrying out attacks and would only infringe on the rights of law abiding citizens. What do you think? 🔫

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Law enforcement officials confirmed the Las Vegas shooter used 23 firearms to carry out his deadly attack on country music festival goers, at least a dozen of which were semiautomatic rifles "legally modified to fire like automatic weapons." 

One of the two images of rifles published by the station show an AR-15 type rifle with a bump or slide fire modification... Those components used together in a weapon suggest a desire to shoot large amounts of automatic-like fire into masses of people without much concern for accuracy, as the recoil from simulated automatic fire would make it difficult to hit specific targets at a long range. The stage was between 400 and 500 yards from the hotel.

This discovery has reopened the debate on an assault rifle ban. The ban would bar civilians from owning certain type of semi-automatic weapons and large capacity magazines.

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Many members of Congress have argued that civilians should not have access to assault weapons.

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And the right to own an assault rifle should not supersede the rights of citizens to live in a safe and peaceful society.

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But others argue it is wrong to punish law abiding gun owners and infringed on their right to bear arms.

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Others argue the original Assault Weapons Ban expired in 2004 because it didn't work.

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And some believe criminals will break the law no matter what, and banning assault weapons wouldn't actually prevent shootings like the one carried out in Las Vegas.

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