Should we ban assault rifles? | The Tylt
Shooters in Orlando, Dallas and now Baton Rouge used assault rifles to deadly effect. Is it time we ban assault rifles in the United States?
Would a ban work?
Those against banning rifles argue that a ban will not keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. Those who choose to break the law will not obey the law, plain and simple. And even if rifles were banned, those who want to inflict harm upon others would find another way to do it. They argue that idea of banning something because it can cause harm misses the root cause of the problem: the person behind the gun.
Why ban assault rifles?
Those in favor of banning assault rifles argue that assault rifles give a person outsized power to harm and kill others. Police in Dallas and Baton Rouge thought they were dealing with multiple shooters due to the sheer about of firepower being put out. They argue that it’s a matter of harm reduction. Criminals will continue engaging in illegal activity, but they would not be able to inflict such huge damage so easily.
What do you think?
Should we ban assault rifles?
2. No current gun laws slowed Micah Johnson or Gavin Long down. Most proposed gun laws wouldn't have stopped them either.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 18, 2016
Understand that an assault-rifle with a scope makes every dysfunctional misguided murderous schmuck a deadly sniper vs unsuspecting police— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) July 17, 2016
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