Please feel free to double check these simple facts that I gathered to show how ridiculous the call for AWB is. Copy and paste it on your Facebook, blogs, other sites, wherever you can disseminate the information. Anyone with an ounce of logic would be able to see the AWB joke as a solution.
The Federal "Assault Weapon Ban" was in effect from 1994 to 2004
Over that period...
1994–1995 (17 Homicides and 20 Deaths resulting from school shootings in the U.S.)
1995–1996 (29 Homicides and 35 Deaths resulting from school shootings in the U.S.)
1996–1997 (23 Homicides and 25 Deaths resulting from school shootings in the U.S.)
1997–1998 (35 Homicides and 40 Deaths resulting from school shootings in the U.S.)
1998–1999 (25 Homicides from school shootings in the U.S.)
1999–2000 (25 Homicides from school shootings in the U.S.)
February 29, 2000: Unidentified 6-year-old offender in Michigan school shooting. 1 student fatality.
May 26, 2000: Lake Worth, Florida Lake Worth Middle School Florida teacher Barry Grunow was fatally shot by his student, 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill, who had returned to school after being sent home at 1 p.m. by the assistant principal for throwing water balloons. Brazill returned to school on his bike with a 5 inch Raven and four bullets stolen from his grandfather the week before. Brazill was an honor student. Grunow was a popular teacher and Brazill's favorite.
August 28, 2000: University of Arkansas shooting at Fayetteville, Arkansas At approximately 12:14 pm, Dr. John R. Locke, 67, Director of the Comparative Literature Program was shot and killed in his office by James E. Kelly, 36, a Comparative Literature PhD candidate who had recently been dismissed from the program for lack of progress towards his degree. Kelly shot Dr. Locke three times before taking his own life in Dr. Locke's office after it was cordoned off by campus police.
September 26, 2000: Darrel Johnson, 13, offender in Louisiana school shooting with 1 student fatality.
March 5, 2001: Charles Andrew William, age 15, offender in California school shooting, 15 wounded 2 of which died.
March 30, 2001: Donald R. Burt Jr., age 18, offender in Indiana school shooting with 1 student fatality.
September 24, 2003: John Jason McLaughlin, age 15, offender in Minnesota school shooting with 2 student fatalities.
February 2, 2004: Unidentified offender in Washington, DC school shooting with 1 student fatality.
May 7, 2004: Unidentified 17 year old offender in Maryland school shooting with 1 student fatality.
For the remainder of the time after the ban expired, most of the shootings involved none of the so called "assault weapons", including the major ones: Virginia Tech massacre, Red Lake massacre, Amish school shooting, Northern Illinois University Shooting, and Oikos University shooting.