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According to Mother Jones (link below), 'assault weapons' accounted for 258 mass shooting deaths deaths 1982-2017, for 7.37 deaths per year.
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7.37 deaths per year represents 0.05% of total murders in the US and 0.07% of all firearm related murders in the US.
Further, this 258 total deaths by 'assault weapons' in mass shootings 1982-2017 represents 37.6% of total deaths in mass shootings. The most common weapon? Handguns.
In compiling this information from the MJ spreadsheet was as inclusive as I could be - for instance, some events involved the use of a Mini-14/30, which are not necessarily 'assault weapons', but I included them in the total; others included the TEC-9 and MAC-11, which are oversized handguns rather than rifles.
Tens of millions of 'assault weapons' in the US, ~7.4 murders per year over the last 35 years?
More proof that there's no sound argument to ban 'assault weapons'.
SignatureUPDATE: The truth about 'assault weapons' and mass shootings in the US:
Funny how those who want to ban these guns fully avoid this discussion.