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jlong105 May 30th, 2018 9:50pm

Assault weapon ban ends in 2004. Assault weapon ownership goes up. School shootings go up.

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Advil sc
05/31/18 2:00 pm

Everyone who drinks water will die. What is the relationship?

timeout Boston Strong
05/31/18 10:32 am

I say let’s reinstate it and see what happens.

commonman1 Peace
05/30/18 4:27 pm

Poverty goes down - Any relationship.

xxxceo Nationalist
05/30/18 4:13 pm

Most shootings are with a handgun. The assault ban being lifted isn’t relevant.

xxxceo Nationalist
05/30/18 4:21 pm

I should’ve added the report.

“The numbers on mass shootings in America, 1966-2016:

- 340 mass shootings resulting in 1,141 deaths
- 57.3% at a workplace or school
- 75.6% used handguns
- 94.1% solo male shooter
- From 1966-75: 12 shootings. From 2006-16: 183 shootings”

More than three quarters of mass shootings from 1996 to 2016 involved a handgun, while just 29 percent of shooters used a rifle. Therefore the lifting of the assault rifle ban would be irrelevant.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
05/30/18 8:20 pm

Most of those mass shootings are gang related.

What is the % school shootings using a rifle?

xxxceo Nationalist
05/30/18 8:55 pm

I’m unsure, and about to head out at the moment so I can’t really look into it until later. The above was just total mass shootings unless school was specifically stated in the attached report. I found this quickly for you though.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
05/30/18 10:01 pm

My thoughts is that most terrorist shootings and most mass school shootings involve AR style guns.
Note: there is little evidence that limiting Automatic Rifle sales decreases their criminal use.

ShockNAweMack can vs should. think...
05/30/18 3:41 pm

Church membership goes down. An abhorrent social media gains in Mass popularity, bullying becomes the forefront of problems, parents have to work more,

ShockNAweMack can vs should. think...
05/30/18 3:42 pm

Nothing to do with Trump, BHO or Bush, or Clinton. This is about problems created by various political powers

ShockNAweMack can vs should. think...
05/30/18 3:34 pm

Along, I respect slot of what your opinions are but I have to challenge you on this.
Without looking it up, please give your definition of an assault weapon. I have to assume you posted this poll without the proper definition in mind.

jlong105 Indiana
05/30/18 3:45 pm

Lol. No problem.

Assault weapon- black scary guns that make the uneducated quake in their crocs.

Not necessarily my opinion but an aspect I hadn’t considered before. @squidboy pointed out when the ban ended and how it came tied in with the school shooting polls I have been posting.

Think Lovin Life
06/01/18 7:50 am

JL ... you said @SquidBoy and needed to explain nothing else! You shouldn’t expect much from Squid except the feeble drawing of these kinds of ridiculous unrelated notions. His tinfoil hat is always tilted left.

jlong105 Indiana
06/01/18 7:54 am

I know but I don’t like to post in anger. I did and didn’t like the tone I sent. Plus I hadn’t considered the assault weapon ban as a possible factor. I don’t personally think it matters, a tool is a tool, but in interest of fairness I posted this.

PhxLibertarian Phoenix
05/30/18 3:29 pm

How would you explain the 10+ year gap between one and the other. Also the rate at which modern sporting rifles were sold barely changed during the ban years. They were slightly redesigned to get around the ban. By removing the flash suppressor and the collapsable stock they became legal. Neither of these features would be necessary for a mass shooting.

Suggesting the end if the ban had anything to do with school shootings shows a lack if understanding of the ban.

05/30/18 7:19 pm

Maybe it was due to being able to get bayonet lugs again.

05/30/18 3:27 pm

Fake news. Shootings wend down