If you ban semi-automatics that leaves revolvers, bolt and lever action rifles and shotguns.
Yet, in 1934 there was an attempt to ban handguns as rifles were considered best for household protection.
When California wrote it’s first AW rifle ban bill, they also included many lever action rifles in the ban. This was later shelved and the lever action rifles removed from the shelved bill.
Then they released Pat Purdy from a mental institution, allowed him to pass California’s waiting periods, then he shot up the Stockton school, killing himself.
The shelved bill was pulled out and passed before any opposition could be mounted against the bill.
When the Democrats pushed the need for the Clinton “assault-weapon” ban their stories always included the necessity of outlawing “bayonet lugs.”
“Why should any American need a bayonet” they asked.
"Those are battlefield weapons" they said.
Since the AW ban sunsetted how many news articles have you read about drive-by bayonetings? Not many; it just doesn't seem to be a problem the way the Dims said it would be.
It makes me think Dim policies are not well thought out.