Assault weapons possess features specifically designed by the world’s militaries to make it easier for the shooter to fire a sustained, high volume of rounds into a wide area. As a result of America’s weak gun laws, these weapons entered our civilian marketplace decades ago.
For years, polls have consistently shown that a majority of Americans want to ban these dangerous weapons. Law enforcement groups agree. Yet, assault weapons remain legal in our country, and are easy to buy, often with no questions asked. Additionally, assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines remain weapons of choice in mass shootings and attacks on law enforcement officers.
Please sign this petition urging Congress to renew the federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines immediately.