Pulled from another site and thought this was interesting in the wake of more AWB talks:
The Federal "Assault Weapon Ban" was in effect from 1994 to 2004
Over that period...
1994–1995 (17 Homicides and 20 Deaths resulting from school shootings in the U.S.)
1995–1996 (29 Homicides and 35 Deaths resulting from school shootings in the U.S.)
1996–1997 (23 Homicides and 25 Deaths resulting from school shootings in the U.S.)
1997–1998 (35 Homicides and 40 Deaths resulting from school shootings in the U.S.)
1998–1999 (25 Homicides from school shootings in the U.S.)
1999–2000 (25 Homicides from school shootings in the U.S.)
February 29, 2000: Unidentified 6-year-old offender in Michigan school shooting. 1 student fatality.
May 26, 2000: Lake Worth, Florida Lake Worth Middle School Florida teacher Barry Grunow was fatally shot by his student, 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill, who had returned to school after being sent home at 1 p.m. by the assistant principal for throwing water balloons. Brazill returned to school on his bike with a 5 inch Raven and four bullets stolen from his grandfather the week before. Brazill was an honor student. Grunow was a popular teacher and Brazill's favorite.
August 28, 2000: University of Arkansas shooting at Fayetteville, Arkansas At approximately 12:14 pm, Dr. John R. Locke, 67, Director of the Comparative Literature Program was shot and killed in his office by James E. Kelly, 36, a Comparative Literature PhD candidate who had recently been dismissed from the program for lack of progress towards his degree. Kelly shot Dr. Locke three times before taking his own life in Dr. Locke's office after it was cordoned off by campus police.
September 26, 2000: Darrel Johnson, 13, offender in Louisiana school shooting with 1 student fatality.
March 5, 2001: Charles Andrew William, age 15, offender in California school shooting, 15 wounded 2 of which died.
March 30, 2001: Donald R. Burt Jr., age 18, offender in Indiana school shooting with 1 student fatality.
September 24, 2003: John Jason McLaughlin, age 15, offender in Minnesota school shooting with 2 student fatalities.
February 2, 2004: Unidentified offender in Washington, DC school shooting with 1 student fatality.
May 7, 2004: Unidentified 17 year old offender in Maryland school shooting with 1 student fatality.
For the remainder of the time after the ban expired, most of the shootings involved none of the so called "assault weapons", including the major ones: Virginia Tech massacre, Red Lake massacre, Amish school shooting, Northern Illinois University Shooting, and Oikos University shooting.
The Honda genset. If it's not the best home/work generator out there it beats what ever is in 2nd place. That said it's according to your needs. You say you're renting now. If you intend to get a stand alone when ever you get your own place look used now. This is a pretty good time to look on Craigs list. Till the 1st hurricane. The Honda EU2200 will start and run your fridge and a fan or two with room to spare. But I would only want that as a back up to a 6 to 8k for an emergency if it crapped out so you could still run the fridge. Lottsa info on wattage usage out there. Decide what you absolutely can't do without during an emergency and size your genset from there.