Federal Assault Weapons Ban 1994-2004

Efforts to create restrictions on assault weapons at the federal government level intensified in 1989 after 34 children and a teacher were shot and five children killed in Stockton, California with a semi-automatic Kalashnikov pattern rifle.[2][3][4] The Luby's shooting in October 1991, which left 23 people dead and 27 wounded, was another factor.[5]The July 1993 101 California Street shootingalso contributed to passage of the ban. The shooter killed eight people and wounded six. Two of the three firearms he used were TEC-9semi-automatic handguns with Hell-Fire triggers.[6] The ban tried to address public concerns about mass shootings by restricting firearms that met the criteria for what it defined as a "semiautomatic assault weapon", as well as magazines that met the criteria for what it defined as a "large capacity ammunition feeding device".[7]:1–2

Maybe I'm an idiot but I don't remember this at all. I just heard it today and started looking into it. 

 

I am suprised the Dems don't bring this up more. But the fact the ban didn't accomplish anything why bring it up I guess. 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban

 

Yeah it was the Clinton ban. It didn't accomplish anything. As a matter of fact gun violence increased during it and declined again after it expired. That's why Dims won't bring it up.

Real Muthaphuckkin G -

Maybe I'm an idiot but I don't remember this at all. I just heard it today and started looking into it. 

 

I am suprised the Dems don't bring this up more. But the fact the ban didn't accomplish anything why bring it up I guess. 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban

 

they bring it up constantly

D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. -
Real Muthaphuckkin G -

Maybe I'm an idiot but I don't remember this at all. I just heard it today and started looking into it. 

 

I am suprised the Dems don't bring this up more. But the fact the ban didn't accomplish anything why bring it up I guess. 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban

 

they bring it up constantly


Really?  Where. I haven't seen an article or news segment in the last few months. Seriously. Never heard of this and I spend and hour a day reading political news and probably see about an hour total of Fox or CNN. Never heard a word. 


 


Where are they brinkng it up constantly?

The assault weapons ban was very effective in reducing mass shootings deaths. The ban reduced mass shootings deaths by 70% compared to the years before and afterwards.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30188421/

 

 

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Somerville Bad Boy - 

The assault weapons ban was very effective in reducing mass shootings deaths. The ban reduced mass shootings deaths by 70% compared to the years before and afterwards.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30188421/

 

 

 

LOL!  So criminals didnt commit mass shootings because the guns were illegal? Do you understand how stupid that sounds? Mass shootings are illegal as well and by your logic none should take place because the act itself is illegal.

There were less mass shootings because there were less mass shootings. I don't know that you can attibute that to anything really.

 

It's brought up constantly 

sicko -

It's brought up constantly 

I'll repost this for the OP in a response he had earflier to someone who said the same thing as you....

 

Really?  Where. I haven't seen an article or news segment in the last few months. Seriously. Never heard of this and I spend and hour a day reading political news and probably see about an hour total of Fox or CNN. Never heard a word. 

 

Where are they brinkng it up constantly?

They don't bring it up too much because statistically it had no effect on crime in general and violent crime after its sunset went down.

Now correlation does not mean causation, but either way it doesn't feed into or help their narrative.

David@accu -
Somerville Bad Boy - 

The assault weapons ban was very effective in reducing mass shootings deaths. The ban reduced mass shootings deaths by 70% compared to the years before and afterwards.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30188421/

 

 

 

LOL!  So criminals didnt commit mass shootings because the guns were illegal? Do you understand how stupid that sounds? Mass shootings are illegal as well and by your logic none should take place because the act itself is illegal.

There were less mass shootings because there were less mass shootings. I don't know that you can attibute that to anything really.

 


This isn't very hard to understand but let me break it down for you a little more: the preferred instrument for mass shootings became harder to obtain and because of that mass shootings went down significantly. When one factor in an equation changes and it causes a significant change in results, it's pretty easy to prove causation. You clearly have a personal opinion here but try to be a bit open minded to the idea that something you believe might not be right simply because you believe it. 

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Somerville Bad Boy -

The assault weapons ban was very effective in reducing mass shootings deaths. The ban reduced mass shootings deaths by 70% compared to the years before and afterwards.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30188421/

 

 

Columbine was arguably the turning point when they really started to become fashionable 

amadeus - 

They don't bring it up too much because statistically it had no effect on crime in general and violent crime after its sunset went down.

Now correlation does not mean causation, but either way it doesn't feed into or help their narrative.


They can just do what you did, present willfully incomplete information. This was a common liberal talking point until about 2104.

They just point out that violent crime went down much faster during the ban than after and that mass shootings have gone up since its sunset. They point out that a Justice Department report found that the ban reduced gun killings 6.7% and that crimes involving assault weapons went down by almost 2/3rds within 9 months of the ban

They are just as happy to lie as you are.

* I'm oppossed to any restrictions on guns, if someone wants a machine gun, thats their business, so we likely feel the same about assault weapons. I just don't think you help that cause by making a choice to be dishonest. That just normalizes it when the those you disagree with lie.

lol 2014.

amadeus -

They don't bring it up too much because statistically it had no effect on crime in general and violent crime after its sunset went down.

Now correlation does not mean causation, but either way it doesn't feed into or help their narrative.

It's brought up regularly by more progressive Dems because it was a main reason for a large drop in mass shootings. The only reason it isn't brought up literally ever day is because it currently doesn't have a chance of getting passed and it doesn't yet have universal support within the party. 

David@accu - 
Somerville Bad Boy - 

The assault weapons ban was very effective in reducing mass shootings deaths. The ban reduced mass shootings deaths by 70% compared to the years before and afterwards.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30188421/

 

 

 

LOL!  So criminals didnt commit mass shootings because the guns were illegal? Do you understand how stupid that sounds? Mass shootings are illegal as well and by your logic none should take place because the act itself is illegal.

There were less mass shootings because there were less mass shootings. I don't know that you can attibute that to anything really.

 




it sounds stupid, but its also true. Your straw man about his "logic" doesn't change that.

Somerville Bad Boy - 
amadeus -

They don't bring it up too much because statistically it had no effect on crime in general and violent crime after its sunset went down.

Now correlation does not mean causation, but either way it doesn't feed into or help their narrative.

It's brought up regularly by more progressive Dems because it was a main reason for a large drop in mass shootings. The only reason it isn't brought up literally ever day is because it currently doesn't have a chance of getting passed and it doesn't yet have universal support within the party. 




no, there really is no evidence of causation in it reducing mass shootings. all gun murder was going down rapidly during that period.

a new assault weapons ban is brought it daily, its a loud current talking point.

brought up...

What exactly is an "Assault Rifle"?

Armalite platform? Semi auto? Rails ? 

Here's a pretty good start to understand how amadeus and Somerville Bad Boy are chrrrypicking information to support their agendas.

https://www.factcheck.org/2013/02/did-the-1994-assault-weapons-ban-work/