The man who joined forces with Ralph Nader in the 1970s to virtually invent the consumer-interest lawsuit said Thursday that an outright ban on “assault weapons” might make some people feel better, but it would do nothing to curb violence at schools.
George Washington University Law Professor Alan Morrison says gun confiscation is the way to go.
“Now obviously, we all want to stop the killing in the schools. But how are we going to do that? Gun registration, if that happened – (is that) enough? After all, the killer’s mother had a registered gun. It was properly locked up. He was able to get hold of it and take it to the schools,” he said.
“So suppose we outlawed assault weapons? Harsh as it may seem, would it have deterred this person from going to the school if he could only fire six rounds at a time? I doubt it,” he continued.
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