On March 24, 2018, thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. and in cities throughout the United States at March for Our Lives to protest gun violence and to show their support for increased gun regulation. Many people at these marches were also advocating for increased gun regulation, including things like increased mental health checks and a waiting period between the purchasing and taking possession of a gun. One of the most popular proposals advocated by the protesters is a ban on all semi-automatic rifles.
Those against the ban believe it is a violation of their Second Amendment rights. Those in favor believe that the ban would help prevent mass shootings from taking place.
What do you think? Should semi-automatic rifles be banned?
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