While I whole heartedly agree that the "Charlestown loophole" as it was referred to, should be addressed, a ban on "assault weapons" is not the answer. Under this bill, I wouldn't be allowed to purchase a semi automatic hand gun to help protect myself and my family from those who wish to do harm to us. I'm not ok with that. If need be, it'll just increase gun sales. People, my self included, would just stock pile before the bill took effect if it even passed.