From the link Danni posted (Washington Post) in #27 above:
"The killers in recent incidents like Las Vegas, Orlando and Sutherland Springs were each able to walk into a gun shop in the days and months before their attacks, and legally purchase their assault weapons and magazines after passing a standard background check. Under an assault weapons ban, that wouldn't be possible."
The big lie is wouldn't be possible. Because the same firearms WERE still being sold during the fake AW ban, except the features that were banned were modified. Don't believe me? Look at the banned Colt AR-15 rifle that was banned from manufacture after 1994, then look at the Colt Match Target Rifle that was legal to sell. Notice any real difference? Functionally they were both the same, capable of firing at the same rate and able to use any and all AR-15 magazines available (5, 10, 20, 30, 40, including drum mags).
The politicians who backed the AW ban sold a bill of goods to the American public and it came back and bit them right on their backsides. It even cost the Dems heavily during an election. And after the sunset, brisk sales of anything-goes AR-15 rifles continued even to this day.
Smoke and mirrors, folks, nothing but smoke and mirrors!