Monday, February 21, 2011

Assault Weapons

Since I live in California there is alot of gun crime as well as alot of restrictions placed on weapons that can be owned. While I understand the theory behind why assault weapons should be controlled knowing some of examples of their uses in the past, the West Hollywood Shootout for example.

However the laws that stand do not make much of an impact on gun crime at all, since most crime that is committed nationwide does not involve a assault weapon but handguns (which are not restricted in California). Added to this the language of California Assault Weapon Ban defines an assault weapon as a weapon that can be reloaded quickly by the use of button release for magazines replacement (which the basis for all modern semi-auto pistols, again legal and unrestricted) can be applied nearly any modern weapon from bolt action hunting rifles to high caliber assault rifles.