Semi-Automatic Weapons Are Under Fire…Again

By Roger J. Katz “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra If you asked your fellow Americans to point to one defining moment in our nation’s recent history, many would likely mention the 2001 terrorist attacks. Some Americans might point to Barack Obama being elected as U.S. President. Some might mention the […]

The Long, Sordid History of “Assault Weapons”

After a psycho — there’s really no more accurate way to describe him — shot 40 people, killing 21 of them in San Ysidro, California McDonald’s in 1984, Assemblyman Art Agnos had this to say: “The only use for assault weapons is to shoot people,” Agnos told the Assembly Public Safety Committee in June 1985. […]