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The sale of assault weapons has skyrocketed since President Obama took office and since the massacre at Newtown , Connecticut after which the nation spoke up loudly for a change in our gun culture. The mere discussion of regulating or restricting sales of assault weapons has caused a boom in their sales. This exacerbates the very problem the country is trying to come to grips with. We need to prevent the problem from worsening due to fear and paranoia. Putting more assault weapons on the streets at this time jeapordizes everyone's safety, and public safety should be paramount now as always.