I am a big proponent of guns, every man and woman in America should own one and practice using them. However, a Bushmaster 223 (AR-15 type) gun is unnecessary by any measure. What you do with your AR-15 could be accomplished with a simple Marlin 336 for example, no need to remove stumps with nuclear weapons when a stump grinder will work.
BTW a .223 is nothing more than a .22 round . A little faster but still just a .22 projectile. A 336 / 30.06 will do a lot more damage and even more likely fatal if hit just once.
These children didn't have a chance because of the situation. Don't get me wrong like I said if I thought for a second that a ban on so called assault weapons would make any difference I would not have an issue with a new ban. But reality has proven it won't. I would like to see them look into the real problem / cause so it can be stopped instead of wasting time on a weapons ban that won't fix or solve the problem. I cried on the way home on Friday thinking of how defenseless everyone of those children were and not even the adults there to protect them could do anything. Especially when they read of the name Emily . I have a 5yr old in school named Emily. I would feel better if they let a select few adults in a school carry concealed. Laws do nothing to stop a criminal. Banning a certain type of weapon is a waste of time.