1. Semi-automatic rifles are not battlefield weapons or machine guns. 2. Assault weapon bans target guns based on appearance, and not on any higher destructive potential or disproportionate influence on gun violence.Details at the link. For example, from #2, on assault weapons bans targeting guns based on appearance rather than on their destructive potential:
3. States with higher rates of gun ownership do tend to have higher rates of gun violence, but it's important not to confuse this correlation with causation.
Because, as pointed out above, semi-automatic military-style rifles are functionally the same as semi-automatic hunting-style rifles, assault weapons legislation restricts guns based on their outfits and not on their outputs...
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