1.) Unusual case where a "sunsetting" bill actually sunsetted.
2.) The article is a great example of yellow journalism. Most of the article describes the crimes that the ban was meant to prevent, while only one paragraph mentions whether or not the ban has been effective in preventing crime. While the disgusting mass murders are discussed that were the impetutus for the ban, no mention is made of say columbine that the ban was supposed to prevent. A casual read of the article would lead one to believe that because the ban is being lifted it is natural to assume that crime is going to occur. Not suprisingly, the poll linked on the page shows that 73% agree that it was "not right" for the ban to expire.
3.) Its clear as day light where John Kerry stands on this issue: Kerry: Assault weapon ban made U.S. safer Now, if al-Qaeda manuals say "go buy assault weapons", doesn't this basically mean that osama and crew felt that despite the ban they still stood a great chance of getting their hands on them? To me, statements like this basically say the ban was a lame duck, letting those with criminal intent get the goods but leaving law-abidding citizens with their semis.
What do you all think of assault weapons and the ban being removed?