Second amendment advocates push back against proposed assault rifle ban “I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour to take common sense steps that will saves lives in the future and to urge my colleges in the House and the Senate to act,” President Biden said. This wouldn’t be the first time there was a nationwide restriction on buying guns. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban lasted from 1994 until 2004, targeting specific models including the AR-15. “The AR-15 itself has been around for 50 years. And it seems like in the last 10, 15 years we’ve had a lot violence with it. So, it’s not really the AR-15 itself, there’s something wrong with society,” Larson said. Meanwhile, Lubbock congressman Jodey Arrington called for better mental health resources after the Colorado shooting, rejecting the president’s plea to congress. The senate has begun to heed President Biden’s call, but with only a slight democratic majority, it is unclear if legislation can pass without compromise across the aisle.