Why Ban 'Assault Weapons'?

33 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2015 Last revised: 23 Dec 2015

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James Jacobs

New York University School of Law

Date Written: July 17, 2015


Banning assault weapons would not achieve anything because, even assuming there is a satisfactory definition, they are functionally identical to most other semi-automatic firearms.

Suggested Citation

Jacobs, James B., Why Ban 'Assault Weapons'? (July 17, 2015). 37 Cardozo L. Rev. (2015 Forthcoming) , NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-24, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2632677

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