But then anybody with two clues to rub together knew that (obviously Err America jocks don't fall in that catagory).
Even the NY Times is forced to admit that the rantings of Feinstein and Schumer were wrong:
Despite dire predictions that the streets would be awash in military-style guns, the expiration of the decade-long assault weapons ban last September has not set off a sustained surge in the weapons' sales, gun makers and sellers say. It also has not caused any noticeable increase in gun crime in the past seven months, according to several metropolitan police departments.
Mr. Reynolds has a good summary:
The ban was symbolic legislation, designed to bolster the media profiles and direct-mail efforts of gun control lobby groups, while building momentun for eventual complete gun confiscation (something that some gun-control enthusiasts admitted, and others unconvincingly denied). It failed at that, and in fact succeeded mostly in costing the Democrats control of the legislative and executive branches.
Having the democrats voted out of control of Congress for the last ten years has been sweet...Thanks Sarah Brady and all you Misguided Moms!