Since the assault weapons ban expired, more people have been murdered by assault weapons as well as semi-automatic weapons.
Basically, the more automated a weapon is, the easier it is for a “lone wolf” mass shooter to take out people. Or, in terms of battle – a person holding the automatic weapon in their hand is most likely to survive a firefight, or at the very least, take as many people with him/her as possible.
The Germans were the first to pioneer the assault rifle concept, during World War II, based upon research that showed that most fire fights happen within 400 meters.
The assault rifle was built for indiscriminate killing.
- Time Warner Cable Enacts Its Own ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban (theblaze.com)
- “Fuck you, guns” (leiterreports.typepad.com)
- A Guide to Mass Shootings in America (politicalteablog.wordpress.com)