It is difficult to believe we actually had a 10-year ban on assault weapons. Yes, we did, but, unfortunately, it was passed with a sunset provision, and the ban ended at the end of the 10 years.

Now, nearly anybody and almost everybody, it seems, can easily obtain an assault weapon.

As Steve Hartman at CBS-TV recently said, "We're going to mourn, we're going to pray, we're going to repeat."

It is only a matter of time before the next mass shooting. Which reminds me of the words of a familiar Peter,Paul, and Mary song: “Oh, when will they ever learn?"

Jim Waldo

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