i hear a lot more convenience store are being held up with .50 bmg's. the gangsta's roll in with the gun on a shopping cart.
What the anti-"Assault Weapons" people won't tell you is that very seldom is any crime committed with what is considered a "military-style assault weapon."
Oh contrair this is actually what they say (just pulled this off the website, so once again don't accuse me of trolling, you know who you are):
The Federal Assault Weapons Act, banning the sale of semiautomatic military-style assault weapons, was passed as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. President Clinton signed it into law on September 13, 1994.
The Act led to a dramatic decline in the incidence of assault weapons traced to crime. In the five-year period (1990-1994) before enactment of the Assault Weapons Act, assault weapons named in the Act constituted 4.82% of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) crime gun traces nationwide. After the law’s enactment, however, these assault weapons made up only 1.61% of the guns ATF had traced to crime - a drop of 66% from the pre-ban rate.
The Assault Weapons Act contained a “sunset” provision, requiring it to be renewed by 2004. Although President George W. Bush had promised to renew the ban, he allowed the ban to expire in September of 2004. The Assault Weapons Act reduced the use of high-firepower assault weapons available for criminal use. The expiration of the ban was a serious blow to public safety.