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1994 Assault weapons ban did not stop the Columbine shooting

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Molon Labe


With the gun control debate dying down, for now, there are still facts that need to be stated. Legislation has leaded people to believe that a certain law will work. However, most of the proposed bills so far would have not prevented our most tragic shootings in history.

In 1999, five years since the 1994 AWB was passed, 2 students at Columbine High school opened fire on fellow students and teachers, killing 13 and injuring 21. What many don’t know about Columbine, that the media fails to cover, is the fact that Eric Harris, one of the shooters, used a highpoint 995. The Highpoint 995 was a ban-compliant firearm under the AWB, sold with 10 round limit detachable magazine. Some gun control advocates have argued that a magazine ban will be effective, but as seen with the Columbine tragedy, Harris just brought more (13) magazines to compensate for the limits he had. Harris fired 96 shots, before killing himself.

As the above clearly shows, the assault weapons ban did not stop Columbine, what it did do is restrict law abiding citizens from their rights as free men. So why is a magazine capacity limit and assault weapons ban on the agenda for the gun grabbers? The answer is unclear, as Columbine shows that these laws are ineffective.

Even laws such as further background check restrictions would have not even prevented the Newtown massacre. Adam Lanza, the disturbed shooter, stole his guns from his mother, who passed the background checks. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold bought their guns off of another person, not requiring a background check. There is virtually no way to combat this, without a national confiscation on firearms from EVERYONE.

At the end of the day, we must fight fire with fire. Further research in mental health is needed. Gun free zones need to be banned, because a piece of paper won’t stop a mass shooting, but an armed citizen will.

As we saw in the 1997 Pearl High school shooting, an armed assistant principal stopped the suspect, saving many lives.

So while the gun grabbers have failed to provide any bill that would actually protect people, the NRA already announced their plan to push for armed guards inside schools. Because if people don’t use guns, they will use another tool to carry out their sick and twisted fantasies.

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