Great opinion by Countable member "TheGeneral":
"Banning assault style weapons will do absolutely NOTHING to keep these types of weapons out of the hands of criminals and drug traffickers as these people don't buy through legal channels anyway. This ban will only hurt law abiding citizens who have a RIGHT to own them. Besides that, ANY weapon is an 'assault' weapon if it's used to assault someone. Blaming an inanimate object for the evil intentions of its user is just plain stupid. Timothy McVey used FERTILIZER to kill 182 people yet you didn't hear anyone calling for a ban on fertilizer. Common sense has flown the coop on this one."