During the period of what has become known as the Clinton assault weapons ban of the 1990s, mass shootings rose, according to a special report today at the Fox News website.
The ban, enacted in 1994, made illegal what is known as assault weapons, although gun experts say that the name is misleading. The weapons are actually nothing more than rifles that are semiautomatic and fire rounds from large capacity magazines. These guns are not military-style weapons nor machine guns as reporters in the media and anti-gun politicians often erroneously claim.
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