To help stop HR 1022, sign this petition
HR 1022 would renew the Assault Weapon Ban that existed from 1994 to 2004, but in a more restrictive form. You may remember there were many predictions of blood baths in the streets when the ban lapsed. Ten months after the ban lapsed, violent crime was down 3.6%, the most significant drop in two years. It makes sense that crime would not be affected by this sort of ban, as FBI statistics show that "assault weapons" were used in less than 2% of gun crimes before the ban was even instituted.
These sorts of archaic laws are not an effort at reducing crime, but rather an attempt by a limited few to force their way of life on others. Make no mistake, if this law passes the gun-banning movement will not be appeased, they will be emboldened to come after more common weapons. So much for fundamental concepts that this country was founded on, such as liberty and freedom.
I urge you to sign the petition and alert everyone you know.