Posted on January 7, 2013
As devastating tragedies like Newtown all too frequently remind us, military-style assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines present serious threats to the safety of communities nationwide. To help communities prevent future violence, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence has developed a new model law to ban these dangerous weapons of war.
The model combines the best elements of assault weapon bans in states across the country, bringing together the strongest and most effective provisions — as well as important findings about the need for these laws — into a single document. It is based on our expert review of existing laws, judicial decisions, policy research, studies, and other gun violence prevention data.