They weren’t actually banned. The congress purposely didn’t do an outright ban because they thought the Supreme Court would declare the law unconstitutional.
They are restricted, have to be registered and a tax paid. There are actually quite a few around and almost none have been involved in crime.
“They werent actually banned. The congress purposely didnt do an outright ban because they thought the Supreme Court would declare the law unconstitutional.”
Technically they aren’t banned, correct. In practice they are all but banned. First there are significant hurdles to jump through before you can buy one legally.
Secondly, the restrictions on which weapons can be purchased have caused their prices to skyrocket. Putting them out of reach for the majority of the population.