Assault weapons have one purpose and one purpose only -- to kill people, lots of people. They aren't necessary for hunting, they aren't necessary for skeet shooting, they aren't necessary for self-defense. Assault weapons belong in the army and no where else. The NRA thinks that anyone should be allowed to own any type of gun that they want. Our country is being held hostage by our own elected officials who bow to the power and money of the NRA instead of listening to the citizens who are crying out for their right to live free from the fear of being shot. More than a million people worldwide Marched For Our Lives recently and we will keep marching and demanding that our elected officials ban assault weapons, strengthen background checks, and pass common sense gun laws.
Ellen Wolcott, Charleston