Originally Posted by listopencil
I would feel the same as when my family member was killed with a knife. It's the murderer's fault, not the weapon's. Punish the ones who are actually commiting crimes rather than trying to take something away from law abiding citizens.
Yes indeed it is the murderer's fault. But killing with a Mac-10 is a lot easier than with a knife.
Im not for banning all firearms. Hell if you've seen the "Post Your Pic" thread I have proof of that (being as that I have a collection of firearms and ammunition for them). I am however for the banning of firearms designed for the sole purpose of killing human beings without regard to innocence. While any firearm may be used as such, assault weapons have no purpose OTHER than killing human beings.
Hunters do not use them to shoot the local dove and/or deer population.