Massachusetts instituted its own ban on assault weapons in 2004. The state has one of the lowest rates of gun-related deaths per capita.
“Every day, eight kids are buried from largely preventable deaths, and Congress looks the other way,” said Rosenthal, also calling for mandatory background checks, gun registration, and strong enforcement.
Andrew Arulanandam,a spokesman for the NRA, said gun bans are ineffective because they put a burden on law-abiding citizens, while those who use guns to commit crimes will not follow the law. “The focus of the discussion ought to be to put the burden of the law on criminals, and on arresting, prosecuting, and punishing criminals and people who break the law,” he said.
Why, I'm sensing a disconnect here. Seems that once again, facts have a liberal bias.