From David P.
"We have to educate ourselves, in order to debate effectively."
Follow this link to FBI murder data for the past 5 years.
It's like I have said before... the facts do not even remotely match the purely emotional Liberal hyperbole being spewed regarding "assault weapons".
Make sure to point out when talking to your Liberal friends and acquaintances that all murders involving "Evil Black Rifles" are but a fraction of the total number of murders committed with "rifles" and that rifles are the firearms least used in homicides in this country.
I know that Liberals do not like facts that disagree with, or disprove, their emotionally grounded beliefs. There is some excellent data here that even a moron could understand well enough to come to the logical conclusion that "assault weapons" are not causing problems to the degree that they are being led to believe.
When you're having that conversation with those Liberal friends and acquaintances, it might be a good time to point out that they are being lied to by those whom they revere, the media and their duly elected politicians. No one likes being lied to.