Australia, Britain, Ireland... need I go on? It helps. Even if it only stops ONE shooter from taking ONE innocent life, it's worth it. The GOP always wraps itself in the ideals of being PRO-LIFE, well prove it now, pass legislation BANNING ASSAULT RIFLES for public use in the United States. Hunters DON'T need them for sport & citizens don't need them to "rebel against a tyrannical government," or even for home protection. Let's get serious and try to solve this problem one step at a time. And I think this is a perfect start. Thanks for your time.