August 20, 2020 1 min read

Between 1994 and 2004, the federal government banned the manufacture, sale, or transfer of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

A subsequent Department of Justice study found no evidence that the ban had had any effect on gun violence and stated that “should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”

Source: https://fee.org/articles/studies-find-no-evidence-that-assault-weapon-bans-reduce-homicide-rates/