Banning assault weapons didn’t help at Columbine

After the tragic shooting of 20 children and 7 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, calls for a ban on the assault weapon used in the killings are once again beginning to be heard from gun control advocates. The question that needs to be answered is “Would an assault weapons ban have made a difference in this tragic event? From September 13, 1994 to September 13, 2004, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was in full force. However,at 11:10 AM on Tuesday April 20, 1999, almost the exact middle of the assault weapons ban in...

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