Oh why why do they lie?
A Miami city commissioner said in 2004 that when Washington gets a cold, a sneeze is felt in Miami. That's how he described the president's decision not to renew the ban on assault rifles.
Certain features were banned, but the guns were not, they have been for sale everyday for a long time, Miami does not have a gun problem, they have a crime problem.
BTW go here & see the AK's that were for sale from 1994-2004