The news said Trump might announce a deal on gun control legislation this week. I can’t imagine the government getting it right. The last major piece of gun legislation the 1968 Gun Control Act didn’t. They thought they saw a major crime wave coming in imported 6+1 round .25 & .32 autos that they thought they had to ban. Cutting off the supply at one end led to the 19+1 round 9mm. A 20 round 9mm is so much more a lethal weapon than a .25 auto it would scare the living daylights out of a gun-grabber if they had a clue. Which they don’t.
They completely ignored large capacity semi-automatic rifles which had been in existence about 5 years at that time, to focus on ‘Saturday night specials’. And because they have only ever had 2 classifications of firearms, long guns and handguns, a single shot .22 rim fire rifle is treated the same as an AR-15. They shouldn’t be banning anything, but they should have a progressive scale of threshold to buy with tougher qualifications to own the most dangerous civilian firearm on the planet, instead of age 18. [Colt announced today 9/18 they were ceasing production of the AR-15.]