What opponents of gun rights need to address now is the issue of assault weapons, as well as the almost unlimited trade in weapons. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which was enacted in 1994, included a prohibition on manufacturing assault weapons for civilian use.The 10-year ban expired on Sept. 13, 2004, and repeated attempts to renew it have failed. While the nation must accept that the courts have upheld an individual’s right to carry a concealed weapon, citizens do not have to accept assault rifles or the unlimited right to buy and own as many guns as possible.President Barack Obama has called for the assault weapons ban to be reintroduced. People on both sides of the gun issue should support that position. There are enough of them in existence that no more are needed.