The decision to give up on an assault weapons ban demonstrates, yet again, Congress’ inability to compromise and come up with effective solutions to the nation’s problems.
Removing the assault weapons ban from the overall gun legislation eliminates one of the largest solutions to the gun problem plaguing the U.S., resulting in a bill that only goes part of the way to solve the problem.
Moreover, failure to pass the ban will allow people to continue owning, selling, importing and manufacturing high-power guns that are unnecessary for any American to own.
The power of these guns is extreme and unnecessary, and failure to ban them perpetuates the risk of high-powered weapons being used to harm citizens. The ban should remain in tact in order to ensure proper gun regulation in the U.S.