exhibited numerous signs of being ticking time bombs. The assault weapons ban will do nothing to stop these kind of events in the future, but reforming our civil commitment laws WILL stop many of these events in the future. THAT, and having armed guards/CCW employees at schools, as well as better securing entry points to schools, are where we need to be concentrating our time and money. The AW ban is just a wasteful distraction. It did nothing to stop gun crimes from 1994-2004, and there was no increase when it expired in 2004. It's just a kneejerk, road-worn, red-herring the left always drags out when a shooting occurs.