Beto O’Rourke’s scheme would be an ineffectual attempt to enforce arbitrary distinctions.
Assault Weapon Ban
A decision based on a poor grasp of gun technology
The presidential contenders hyped the "epidemic" of gun violence and the threat posed by school shootings while perpetuating myths about "assault weapons," background checks, and the Second Amendment.
The presidential contender says the 1994 ban made mass shootings less lethal, even though the guns it tolerated were "just as deadly."
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.
A Suspiciously Selective, Logically Shaky Analysis of Mass Shooting Data Claims the Federal 'Assault Weapon' Ban 'Really Did Work'
The law's impact on weapon choice cannot plausibly account for reductions or increases in fatalities.
Joe Biden Concedes the 'Assault Weapon' Ban He Wants To Revive Had No Impact on the Lethality of Legal Guns
The presidential contender nevertheless insists the law reduced mass shooting deaths.
Does 'Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation' Make Sense As a Response to the El Paso and Dayton Shootings?
The familiar proposals would do little or nothing to prevent attacks like these.
The presidential contender feels no need to defend the policies he favors, because "we all know" they are "the right thing to do."
None of the participants in last night's debate had a credible answer to the question of what should be done about the hundreds of millions of guns that Americans already own.
The government is prohibiting "military-style semi-automatics" and redefining them to include most guns with detachable magazines.
The latest version of the senator's "assault weapon" ban targets products that highlight the irrationality of "assault weapon" bans.
A ballot initiative that took effect this week bans sales to adults younger than 21.
The New York Times continues to push the myth that there is something uniquely deadly about the guns Dianne Feinstein wants to ban.
Politicians' demands for stricter laws are notably lacking in detail and logic.
Dianne Feinstein Wants Brett Kavanaugh to 'Reconcile' His Second Amendment Reasoning With 'Hundreds of School Shootings' That Never Happened
The senator is miffed that the SCOTUS nominee thinks people have a right to own the guns she wants to ban.
Kamala Harris wants Brett Kavanaugh to give gun violence victims "a fair shake," by which she means adopting her view of the Second Amendment.
New Golden State registration rules are OK, judge says.
The city council's unanimous support for the new ban does not make up for its lack of logic and legality.
Assault weapon ban proposals are more and more popular, but the facts about American gun violence show they'd have little positive effect.
His obsession with Justice Scalia's aside in Heller about "weapons...most useful in military service" ignores Scalia writing of weapons "typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes."
This arbitrary category of firearms is not distinguished by rate of fire or muzzle velocity.
How to make an assault weapon ban look effective: include handgun murders
The policy, which the company wants Congress to impose on the country, is driven by emotion, P.R., and symbolism, not logic.
It is doubtful that the proposed rule would have made a difference in mass shootings.
The appeals court says the prohibited guns and magazines are outside the scope of the Second Amendment.
The ruling also rejects an "assault weapon" ban, caliber restrictions for long guns, a heavy handgun tax, and registration requirements.
But not for long, I bet.
The Bullet Button Reloaded disables the magazine release until the rifle is opened.
WaPo now: "Assault weapons" are "the gold standard for mass murder."
Would it matter if they were?
The billionaire developer has abandoned his support for "assault weapon" bans and waiting periods.
The ruling suggests Maryland's law will be overturned on Second Amendment grounds.
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 covers guns with lethal features like threaded barrels and folding stocks.
The category has no meaning except through legislation.
Two of President Obama's favorite gun control solutions did not prevent this week's massacre.