At CSGV, we have consistently advocated for renewal of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired in 2004. This policy prohibited the manufacture, transfer, and possession of these weapons of war. It is time to implement this commonsense policy once again.
Assault weapons are designed to maximize lethality; they are intended to kill as many humans as possible as quickly as possible. It should come as no surprise that perpetrators of mass shootings often use these types of weapons. Assault weapons and the high-capacity magazines that accompany them should not be readily available to those who intend to do harm.
Despite federal legislative gridlock, CSGV will continue to advocate for renewal of assault weapons legislation. In doing so, we strive to prevent the horrific acts of violence enabled by this type of firearm.