Yes, "assault weapons" should be banned
NO, "assault weapons" should NOT be banned
banned for everyone except trained law enforcement and military police officers.
This argument about distinguishing "assault weapons" and "assault rifles" is distracting us from the crucial point. Some types of guns are too dangerous to be owned by the ordinary civilian.
I'm a libertarian socialist, not a Democrat, and I believe that "assault weapons" should be kept around and that murder with them should remain banned.
Just make sure that the people getting them are responsible and can be trusted.
I'm glad you didn't phrase a rifle as "assault rifle" because that is a made up term. Also you shouldn't say "assault weapon" because that is a very broad term, you can use any gun any sword, or knife for assault. You could also classify hands or tables as assault weapons.
I'm a libertarian capitalist, and I think these should be kept around. To protect us, and our country
What would happen without them? America could be taken and all civilians would not be able to defend themselves properly. Most body armor used by military forces in this modern day cannot be penetrated by simple, low-caliber pistols. Making it almost impossible to defend against an attack on a city or county.
Why not ban bank robbery as well... the problem is that the honest people will listen, but the people who would use these for a crime will not turn theirs in, and will find and underground way to get them as well......... besides that it goes against the constitution!