Assault Weapons Legal Today
(archived broadcast )
Guests: Kelly Hobbs, spokesperson for the National Rifle Association and Elizabeth Haile, Staff Attorney for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Today, the decade-old ban on Americans owning semi-automatic assault weapons expires. Bush promised to extend the ban in the 2000 campaign but has now flip-flopped: the Republicans will not let the popular bill extending the ban come to a vote in Congress.
Is it really a good idea to allow a terrorist buy an AK-47 at your local Wallmart? Or would our country would be safer if everyone — man, woman, and child — had his or her own Uzi to fight back against a terrorist attack?