About thirty years late.
It was much the same in the early 1990s when Democrats created and then banned a category of guns they called “assault weapons.”
This politically defined category of guns — a selection of rifles,
shotguns and handguns with “military-style” features — only figured in
about 2 percent of gun crimes nationwide before the ban.
But 'Assault Weapons!' And even the NYEffingTimes admits the truth:
The policy proved costly. Mr. Clinton blamed the ban for Democratic
losses in 1994. Crime fell, but when the ban expired, a detailed study
found no proof that it had contributed to the decline.
Wonder if someone is getting slapped for admitting these facts, or if they have some motive for letting the truth out?