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?\n\nWould a ban work?\n\nThose 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. \n\nWhy ban assault rifles?\n\nThose 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. \n\nWhat do you think?Banning assault rifles keeps dangerous weapons out of the hands of bad people.Some think banning assault rifles is bad logic.And as we saw in Nice, banning rifles won't stop bad people. Banning assault rifles keeps dangerous weapons out of the hands of bad people.Some think banning assault rifles is bad logic.And as we saw in Nice, banning rifles won't stop bad people.