The Effects of Assault Weapons Ban
University of Phoenix - Axia
As a new weapons ban is set to go into effect here in 2013, we look at the weapons ban that was established September 13, 1994, placing a ban on specific assault weapons. These assault weapons were considered to be of danger to the public through their possible use in fatal mass shootings, and other gun related crimes. Research has not proven, nor negated the weapons ban of 1994 having an increase, or decrease in crimes with the use of assault weapons. The weapons ban of 1994, known as Crime Control Act of 1994; Title XI of the Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Before the weapons ban of 1994 went into effect, it did not plan for the repercussions that would arise from both the public, and business owners of whom would be affected. The classification of an assault weapon in 1994 was the hardest thing to define. Whereas modifying existing weapons once classified as assault weapons were regarded as an easy task. The Weapons Ban of 2013 will go into detail in defining an assault weapons, and try to close the loopholes that previously allowed manufactures to make slender adjustments of the same weapon to transform it from illegal to legal. The issues of this weapons ban, and previous weapons ban is believed to contradict the second amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights which states, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The amendments...