Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines have repeatedly been used to commit some of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history. These weapons of war continue to contribute to the daily toll of gun violence in communities around the country.
While several states have laws banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, these efforts are undermined by the lack of a strong federal law. In 1994, Congress enacted a federal ban on these weapons as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act but allowed that provision to expire in 2004. Since then, thousands of people have been killed in shootings across the nation.
Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines have no place in civilian society. Tell Congress to act immediately to keep these dangerous weapons out of U.S. communities.