Only 1% of police murdered, we’re killed using “assault weapons”. They were twice as likely to be killed by their own handgun, than a “assault weapon”.
A decade long study, covering 84 mass public shootings, found that pistols were used 60% of the time, Rifles 27% of the time.
The government agrees “the weapons banned by this legislation (1994) Federal Assault Weapons Ban – since repealed) were used only rarely in gun crimes.
Most “assault weapons” have no more firepower, and in some cases less firepower, than the average hunting rifle.
In Virginia, ZERO inmates had carried an “assault weapon” during the commission of their last crime, despite 20% of them admitting they had owned such weapons.
Only 1.4% of recovered crime weapons are models covered under the 1994 “assault weapons” ban.
Police reports show that “assault weapons” across the board, are a “non problem”.