Adam Winkler at The Daily Beast writes, “Did the Assault-Weapons Ban Kill Gun Control?“:
“… Gun-control advocates will no doubt mourn the demise of Feinstein’s assault-weapons proposal. Yet, they may soon be asking if the proposal lived too long—just long enough to dash hopes of enacting any meaningful reform … There was one certain impact of proposing to ban the sale of assault weapons: it was guaranteed to stir gun-rights proponents to action …”
Exactly. It is reasonable to assume that the Democrats took a look at Gov. Cuomo’s huge drop in the polls and concluded a similar backlash would be in store for them if they went along with DiFi. So in his rush to be #1, Cuomo screwed the pooch for the antis nationwide.