The whole scam is just a way to get firearm manufacturers to say, “enough is enough” and close up shop. Hopefully, it will never come to that.
Think about the restrictions on firearms in NY via the SAFE Act and similar laws. You see what the AR now looks to be within the law’s parameters? It looks idiotic, but if enough of those type laws get passed manufacturers will no longer be able to find a loophole. The legal supply will dry up if this happens and only the criminals (government included here) will ignore the law to have firearms.
To fight these type laws, firearm manufacturers have to spend obscene amounts of money. Of course those costs are passed along to the average citizen that buys these products, thus adding more barriers to gaining access to firearms. This is just a vicious circle that really needs to be stopped because it’s all just part of the bigger plan to disarm America.