Need a hand on a paper about the AWB


George Hill
February 17, 2004, 04:32 PM
I need sources for statistics and facts and stories about the AWB...
I'm writing a paper for school about how the AWB is useless and should go away. I need valid information sources and quotes from books with MLA style citations.

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February 17, 2004, 04:51 PM

The NRA ILA's website on the topic. You should probably reference the 3rd party sources like the CDC and DOJ used on the site (don't reference the NRA at all) for unbiased statistics.

The pop-up quiz on the site delivers some good sound-bite-type factoids on the worthless law.

Good luck!

Harry Tuttle
February 17, 2004, 04:57 PM
Citation URL:

Final Report

March 13, 1997
Jeffrey A. Roth and
Christopher S. Koper
with William Adams, Sonja
Johnson, John Marcotte, John
McGready, Andrew Scott,
Maria Valera, and Douglas

Supported under award #95-IJ-CX-0111 from the National Institute of Justice,
of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this
document are
those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position
of the U.S. Department of Justice.


the NIJ hosts the 12 page:

R e s e a r c h i n B r i e f
National Institute of Justice
Jeremy Travis, Director

Impacts of the 1994 Assault
Weapons Ban: 1994รข96
by Jeffrey A. Roth and Christopher S. Koper

March 1999

The legislation required the Attorney
General to deliver to Congress within
30 months an evaluation of the effects of
the ban. To meet this requirement, the
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded
research from October 1995 to December
1996 to evaluate the impact of Subtitle A.

This Research in Brief summarizes the
results of that evaluation.

February 17, 2004, 05:08 PM
Can't beat the DoJ's own study.

Browse around bATFE's website. Gotta be some good poop there.

Keep us posted.

George Hill
February 17, 2004, 05:08 PM
Oooh... that's a good link Harry, thanks! I've not seen that one before.
ReadyontheRight, thanks... I was looking for that URL too.

Harry Tuttle
February 17, 2004, 05:18 PM
there was supposed to be a 2002 update to the DOJ

but i never heard of its release

ya don't think the Clintons suppressed it, do ya?

Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994:
(a) STUDY- The Attorney General shall investigate and study the
effect of this subtitle and the amendments made by this subtitle,
and in particular shall determine their impact, if any, on violent
and drug trafficking crime. The study shall be conducted over a
period of 18 months, commencing 12 months after the date of
enactment of this Act.
(b) REPORT- Not later than 30 months after the date of enactment
of this Act, the Attorney General shall prepare and submit to the
Congress a report setting forth in detail the findings and
determinations made in the study under subsection (a).

heres a good link:

Elmer Snerd
February 17, 2004, 05:22 PM

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Special Report
Firearm Use by Offenders (text only)

Bartholomew Roberts
February 17, 2004, 05:58 PM
Link to recent CDC study stating that there was no evidence that gun control reduced crime (section on assault weapons)

February 17, 2004, 06:13 PM
AMFIRE - Statistics Library (

ResearchMaster (

The Center for the Study of Crime (

February 17, 2004, 08:48 PM
I don't know if you can use this, but the fact that two of the Reps who voted for the AWB were shortly sent to jail gravels me. I don't enjoy having to live under laws written by felons.

Who were the two? Any guesses?

One was Dan Rostenkowski, (D) Chicago, IL.
The other was a Rep named Reynolds, Mel, I think. Also a Chicago area Dem.

"Rosty" was busted for misappropriating government property.
Reynolds was busted for screwing minor females.

Both were pardoned by Bill (Perjurer In Chief) Clinton. Reynolds was hired (I kid you not) by the Reverend With The Mostest Due To Shakedowns Of Businesses, Jesse Jackson.


I think I heard the arresting officers waited until Reynolds was done voting on the AWB before picking him up and taking him back to ILL.

George Hill
February 18, 2004, 12:51 PM
Ah! You guys are awesome! This is more than enough to roll with!

Thank you very much. This class contains a lot of fence sitters... Maybe I'll be able to make a convert or two.

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