Over half of deaths caused by guns are suicides. Less than .5 percent of guns used in homicides are rifles, let alone modern sporting rifle (AR-s/semiautomatics). Yet, here we are again making a symbolic gesture that is going to effect millions of law abiding citizens to make political points.
AR-15's are not assault weapons, or weapons of war. Name one country that uses them in their military. I am waiting. Meanwhile the Remington Shotgun is used by multiple countries as a weapon of war. An assault weapon has a fully automatic capacity. AR-15's do not.
If you really want to address the number of gun deaths, one would start with mental health. As mental health treatments have declined, gun deaths went up. Yet, here we are at an almost 35 year low for gun deaths, but this legislation.
Will this gun bill lessen gun deaths? No.
Will it actually address the weapon of choice, the pistol? No.
Enforce the laws that are on the books. That would be a great start.
There are some 400 million guns in the US, with 125 million gun owners. If guns were the actual problem, we would know it. This is political theatre just like abortion is political theatre for the GOP.
I can gladly provide any statistics needed for the above.