Another reason why:
According to the bill, any semiautomatic firearm that uses a magazine —
handgun, rifle or shotgun — equipped with a “pistol grip,” would be
banned. That sounds like a limitation, but it is not.
A pistol grip (on page 2) is defined (on page 13) as “a grip, a
thumb-hole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a
grip.” In other words, the gun list does not matter. It is a smokescreen
designed to distract people from the true meaning of the bill. And it
has done a magnificent job. It worked!
This is along the same lines as the 'any weapon capable of accepting a magazine of greater than' crap; since virtually ANY magazine-fed arm is 'capable of accepting, guess what?
I truly do despise these bastards.