Originally Posted by M. D. Van Norman
For the record, there is no significant statistical correlation between “assault-weapon” bans and public safety. The conflict here is between public policy and civil rights.
Very important point. The question itself concedes that there is a public safety issue to be balanced against the right.
I assert that there may be an inverse public safety component. Switzerland has almost NO gun crime and every household has a real assault weapon and a cache of ammo.
What's a criminal going do in an environment like that, LOL?