Eugene Volokh Quoted in Mercury News on Effectiveness of Banning Assault Weapons

Professor Eugene Volokh was quoted in the Mercury News on whether banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would serve as a deterrent to mass shooters.  “Someone who’s willing to commit murder as a defining last act of life is not much stymied by laws such as this,” Volokh said. “He’d be able to buy a gun criminally, as felons usually do. Marijuana was not just regulated, it was categorically banned, and yet people got their hands on it.”

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