Taryn (ruddy_tickled) wrote in real_debate,

The Assault Weapons Ban

"Title XI of the Federal Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 banned the manufacture and import of a certain class of guns defined by Congress as "Assault Weapons." These firearms were categorized as such by certain identifying features, namely cosmetic and ergonomic features that present a military-like appearance, but have absolutely no effect on lethality. The act also bans so-called "high capacity" magazines. The provisions of this Act are scheduled to expire automatically on September 13th, 2004." -from awbansunset.com

I find it highly unlikely the Bush administration is going to be able to prevent the expiration date of this ban, what with the campaign trail being so heated. Is this an important issue to you? How do you feel about the ban expiring?
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hi guys i'm sophie, can i join?
I know this comment seems really basic, and stupid..but i love to debate, and would like to participate! is that ok?