Some posters claim that it would be useless to ban assault weapons because it's "easy" to build an assault rifle. So I looked up some articles on how to make guns and ammunition. Guess what... they're WRONG! (I wonder if they ever tire of being wrong all the time) What follows is basic research from the same webpages that teach you how to make guns. Which I will NOT provide links or references to, because I have ZERO interest in helping to teach people how to make guns or bullets. And I also have NO interest in learning how to make guns. So what I mention here are the difficulties THOSE pages list. Sure it's "easy" to build an "assault rifle" if you buy a KIT. OBVIOUSLY if we ban assault weapons, we will also ban "kits" to build them. Now... you could shop for parts. But you would find most would be outlawed. Webpages explaining how to build them would also need to go, or hold the people who publish them responsible if they are used to commit a crime. Of course, they could still have them in foreign servers, or in the dark web. But see how the difficulties add up? Shopping online for the appropriate parts would be difficult. Very likely they'd have to import them. And that increases the likelihood that they will be caught. The tools to build one, would be extremely expensive. A 3D printer is extremely expensive and unreliable. And you can't print a whole assault rifle. You have to print it in parts. All of them have to be precise. And the screws to hold them together have to be nanometrically accurate. More likely you'll print a gun that blows up in your face before it shoots anybody. And then the bullets. Cleaning and preparing the material requires a lot of work or special and very expensive equipment. The amount of powder in each bullet has to be very very precise. Or the bullet will either not shoot or it will blow up the gun. Same goes for the dimensions of the bullet. And then you need a primer. The part that propels the bullet Forget it! It's theoretically possible to make your own with very expensive tools (you won't be able to buy them, of course). The cost keeps adding up. Now... the shooter in Uvalde had about 1600 rounds of ammunition with him. Easy to buy that in Texas. Can you imagine the time it would have taken him to make all those bullets? So stop the nonsense! Ban "assault weapons". Which includes banning parts, kits, bullets, the tools to make them... If a shooter still wants to try to make their own gun and ammunition, they will find it difficult, time consuming, expensive and dangerous. The objective is to reduce the number of mass shootings, and reduce the number of victims when there is one.