Will Banning Assault Weapons Reduce Crime?

Brief Analyses | Crime

No. 102
Monday, February 07, 1994

As part of its anticrime plan, the Clinton administration is endorsing a ban on the importation, manufacture, sale and possession of "assault weapons." Yet if passed, this legislation would do nothing to reduce the crime rate. Instead, it would give the American people the erroneous impression that the federal government was doing something serious about crime.


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