That Was Then, This is Now
The NRA and the Gun Industry Talk About Assault Weapons--From Both Sides of Their Mouths
Table of Contents
Myth One - Gun Experts Say There is No Such Thing as a Civilian Assault Weapon
Myth Two - Assault Weapons Merely "Look Different"
Myth Three - A "True" Assault Weapon is a Selective-Fire Military Weapon
Myth Four - Assault Weapons Pose No Threat To America's Police
This is the full text of the December 1997 Violence Policy Center study That Was Then, This is Now: The NRA and the Gun Industry Talk About Assault Weapons--From Both Sides of Their Mouths. For information on how to order a hard copy of this study, please return to the publications page.
The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.