Of course it was a lie. "Assault weapons" were the "weapon of choice" of Holder's DOJ in Operation Fast and Furious during the reign of the Assclown Who Shall Not Be Named. And neither of those bastards were ever charged with the murders of USBP agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jaime Zapata, killed by criminals using the same guns that Holder put out there for the taking, just so the AWSNBN could take yours.They rode the 94 AWB across the finish line crying that AWs are the "weapon of choice for gang bangers and drug dealers".
It was a lie, but it appealed to the soccer mom demo that they needed so badly.
Operation Fast and Furious
As a result of a dispute over the release of Justice Department documents related to the scandal, on June 28, 2012, in a vote largely along party lines in a Republican-controlled House, Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in contempt of Congress. At Holder's request, President Barack Obama had invoked executive privilege for the first time in his presidency in order to withhold documents that "were not generated in the course of the conduct of Fast and Furious." In 2016, a federal court ruled that the records in question were not covered by privilege; A House lawsuit to try to recover the records was settled and the matter dropped in April 2019, after control of the House had shifted to Democrats.
Things that make you go, "Hmmmm..."