Banning assault weapons will not solve anything. It is also avoiding the problem which is how we handle dealing with mental illness and gun ownership. Change the american culture back to guns as a defense not a weapons for resolving anger or gaining respect. We need to have an honest conversation how we help people who are disturbed enough to feel the need to walk into public places and kill people regardless of the method. There truly is a reason why people do this. Please stop handing waving in the other direction with useless bans. Education not restriction will save us.