I tried to issue a simple challenge members of the media tonight on Twitter, but I can’t seem to find any takers.
It doesn’t seem too complex, does it?
Find an example of a murder committed in the United States with a real, honest-to-God, legal, selective-fire assault rifle.
To the best of my knowledge, there have been precisely two murders committed with selective fire or full-time automatic weapons since the National Firearms Act, and both of those were in Ohio in the 1980s.
The Firearms Owners Protection Act outlawed the manufacture of new assault rifles in 1986 for the civilian market. No more have ever been made.
So if real, legal assault rifles haven’t been made in 27 years, and they’ve never been linked to a single murder, what are politicians trying to ban?