Party That Wants to Raise Age to Buy Guns to 21 Would Lower Age to Vote to 16

What could possibly go wrong? Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Monday said that she will reintroduce legislation to increase the minimum age to buy assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a shooting in California. “It’s common sense to prevent the sale of deadly assault weapons to individuals who aren’t even allowed to buy a […]

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. […]