I didnt see either debate, but the assault weapons ban is just another shot at our 2A rights. The conspiracy nut in me says an assault weapons ban is an attempt to make sure we dont have the same firepower they do when they come knocking. The civil rights part of me says that someone in the .gov is pointlessy afraid of guns, period, and deep down inside would like to see all guns taken off the streets.
But, alas I have the side of me that hopes to one day get back to the roots of our country, and not have any infringments on our rights. After all, the 2nd Amendment does NOT state "except for assault weapons." It says "Arms", and "Shall Not Be Infringed."