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Gayle in MD
07-26-2012, 08:44 PM
Target: United States Congress
Sponsored by: Brittany E.G.
Aurora, Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutte has called on US Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban.

Rep. Perlmutte represents the district where a recent movie theater shooting left 12 dead and 58 wounded. He points to the fact that the shooter, James Holmes, was able to gather a colossal amount of lethal weaponry in a short amount of time: "enough ammunition for a small army".

Incidents of mass shootings have increased drastically since the 1970s. The carnage is much greater when assault weapons are involved. In Aurora, James Holmes was able to use his own assault weapon to shoot dozens of people in the 90 seconds it took for police to arrive.

Banning assault rifles would, at the very least, decrease the number of individuals killed or injured in these situations, saving lives.

These weapons, some of which can fire 50 to 60 bullets per minute, belong in highly capable and trained hands only. Please tell the United States Congress to reinstate the assault rifle ban immediately!