1. Stop the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons and all accessories and kits immediately.
2. Enact a buy-back of assault weapon clips and large capacity clips for any weapon. Limit gun makers to the production of civilian available clips holding a maximum of eight rounds. Enact a $500 fine per clip for anyone found in possession of a large capacity magazine.
3. Enact background checks and a waiting list as a requirement for the sell of any firearm – including gun shows and private sales. Fund law enforcement agencies to include the ability to perform background checks.
4. Charge any gun owner as an assessor to any crime committed with his or her firearm – to receive a comparable sentence.
There was an assault weapons ban enacted in 1994; but George W Bush and Republicans allowed it to expire in 2004.
All Republican law makers and some Democrats try to pretend that implementation of reasonable gun safety restrictions is too difficult, and that we must settle for more comprehensive background checks and mental health treatment – whatever that means.
The will to pass gun safety laws is corroded by the money lawmakers accept from gun manufacturers and gun advocates. Their jobs, there positions are more important to them then the gun carnage we face every single day in this country. These lawmakers are complicit in every death that occurs from assault weapons and guns with large capacity clips.