Once the police union called out the White House on their claim that the ban would not have any affect on police safety, we knew that the ban had essentially become dead in the water.
The overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle (and from both
chambers) to overturn this proposed ban put a ton of pressure on the ATF
and the White House to justify their decision. They gambled on the idea
that it would protect police, and their gamble failed.
To date the ATF received over 80,000 comments during the open comment period. Overwhelmingly most of the comments were against the proposed ban – and no doubt the ATF got a very stern earful from the American people.
--The whole thing was silly.