Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Jacobs on Banning Assault Weapons
James Jacobs (New York University School of Law) has posted Why Ban 'Assault Weapons?' (37 Cardozo L. Rev. (2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Banning assault weapons would not achieve anything because, even assuming there is a satisfactory definition, they are functionally identical to most other semi-automatic firearms.