This liberal reporter can only see a gun as a killing tool and he cannot use common sense to see it as a defense tool. The assault in by a human being and any weapon in his hands is an assault weapon. He will not attempt an assault against a person who is armed but will look for the defenseless. Thirty five thousand Mexican citizens including thousands of children were killed in a country that denies guns to its citizens. Do we want to deny our citizens the right to protect their self’s against crazy people and criminals?