You can buy automatic weapons at any gun shop This is completely and utterly false. Automatic weapons are highly regulated, extremely expensive ($15,000+) and VERY difficult to acquire. They’re also extremely rare and have NEVER been used in any school shooting in America. Just to acquire an “automatic weapon,” you must go through extensive background checks and fingerprinting. You must apply to the federal government (ATF) for permission, then wait six months or longer to be “approved” by the ATF. I don’t own any automatic weapons and have no desire to. Automatic weapons are wildly inaccurate. Even soldiers almost never use automatic fire. They almost always use their own rifles on either single shot or a three-round burst. Full auto is just a really fast way to waste ammo and hit nothing.