Assault weapons are already banned here in California-I guess you didn't know that either, B77?
this is rather like the 48 hour in which you have time to calm down to get correct info
B77.. I'm quite happy to offer my opinion to your question it will be as simple as I can make it but please be aware it is just my opinion
I personally even though I am currently legally allowed too, would not buy a semi auto rifle with a large capacity magazine. I would buy a semi auto of some kind were it legal to do so if it had a restricted magazine capacity of say 9/10 rounds , in line with most handguns. I think we need also to remind ourselves a .22 bullet will kill in the right hands however just as easily as a semi auto
you also have to know the differences within a semi auto, it doesn't need to be an assault rifle to have a semi auto function.. most handguns are semi's
so the weapons themselves should not be the issue but the magazines that hold say 30 shot and I would be in favour of an immediate ban of high capacity magazines
I'd like also after that ban of high capacity magazines, for those law makers to find the real reason for these shootings if we can keep one of these mad young men alive..blaming the gun is an easy out however the fact it is on the increase needs to be examined if we are to make any real steps forward that might help lawmakers agree on a way forward to reduce the risk
simply banning assault rifles will not stop these events, they will just carry more 9 and 10 capacity guns because as I said..someone that determined will always find a way
I hope that clarifies my own personal position b77?