The stats show a different story than most Democrats would like to portray. It does not seem that assault firearms account for the vast majority of the violent deaths in this country. However, there is still a significant amount of senseless carnage in the streets in America thanks to these types of weapons. We should do what we can to remove as many hazards from our streets, especially considering that it may be the difference between us seeing another Sandy Hook. This is not the government taking guns away, this is basically a buy-back program where the gun owners choose. I would amend this bill to make it a $1000 tax credit and raise taxes on firearm purchases to cover the cost of this program.