Web Poll: Should it be legal to own an assault rifle?

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AURORA, Colo. — Though James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting, did not have a concealed weapons license, he did legally purchase all the weapons he used in the shooting.

Holmes’ cache of firearms included a high-powered AR-15 assault rifle and a drum-style magazine clip that allowed the weapon to carry extra ammunition.

In almost every other nation in the world, the AR-15 assault rifle is either illegal or heavily restricted. In the U.S., there are no restrictions against owning this weapon.

It’s with that in mind that we ask the following question…

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.