Hey teeray....do you think that the 323...and that is not all "assault" style rifle deaths, that is all rifle deaths, will go away with the banning of the "assault" style weapons?
Honest question, do you think that the number will decrease?
Do you know the difference between my AR 15 and the Winchester .308 hunting rifle that my father gave me is? Do you really think that I couldn't kill a person with either?
Fact is you don't know what you are talking about, very few do.
This is just a way to make people feel better, not actually stopping gun violence. We both know that.
It is a way to do things that are doable and needed. Unless you want an outright ban on all guns you aren't going to stop gun violence.
The issue is, what are these weapons purpose and why do they need to be in circulation.
You seem to think that status quo is acceptable because we can't stop it entirely. People also commit rape even though it is illegal. Should we just legalize it because we can't stop it completely??
Hand guns are the main culprit in gun deaths, but they are also popularly used for self protection. Hunting rifles are used for hunting.
Assault weapons are used for assaults and as toys. They have no other ideal functionality.
And I am sorry if you think I don't know what I am talking about. However, in response to your dismissive question it should be pointed out that an AR-15 is a type of rifle and the Winchester .308 is a type of ammunition.
Without you giving more information than "the rifle my dad gave me", or for that matter which type of AR-15 you are referring too, no one could tell you the difference.
I do have to say however, that it is not comforting that the people "in the know" don't know the difference between a type of cartridge and a type of rifle.