Opinion article argues: “Yes, the gun lobby and weapons manufacturers fuel the violence with easily available assault-style weapons, whose small caliber 5.56 mm cartridges make them largely useless for hunting. Yes, the lax gun laws and risible background checks are partially to blame. But America also fetishizes guns.”
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Last Week in Boulder, the NRA Struck Down an Assault Weapons Ban. This Week in Boulder, a Massacre.
Last week, the National Rifle Association successfully struck down an assault weapons ban in Boulder, Colorado. Five days later, Boulder was the scene of a mass shooting — reportedly with the same kind of weapon the city tried and failed to ban.
Source: Last Week in Boulder, the NRA Struck Down an Assault Weapons Ban. This Week in Boulder, a Massacre.