I have never read the Bible, and the story seems to fade with age. Maybe other readers can help. Was it an AK-47 or an AR-15 that Cain used on Abel? Oh yeah, it was the original assault weapon, a rock!
What kind of assault weapon did Timothy McVeigh use? How many high-capacity clips was he carrying? None. We can still go buy the fertilizer he used to kill more than 150 people in Oklahoma City without any questions.
Let's try a new approach and hold individuals accountable for their actions instead of blaming inanimate objects for the destruction. Let's put the focus on where it belongs, the inadequate, to the point of nonexistent, mental health facilities. Let's get the ill the help they need. It's far easier than burying our children and punishing law-abiding citizens.
As far as assault weapons go, I owned an AK-47 variant for 20 years, and in all that time, it never "assaulted" anyone.