Morons in the press think that it’s all about appearance. An AR15 military style semi-automatic rifle is horrible, but it’s Sporter version is just fine! Never mind that they are functionally equivalent! It’s that nasty flash suppressor and the pistol grip that are the “killer” features. Oh and lets’ not forget the utility rail, because so many folks mount their bayonets before going to the movie theater!
They infringe on how we use the firearms by little arguments of style in the gun in the law. There is a planned method to this ATF detail madness. It’s creepy, their little hands and fingers all over our guns like this. It’s a method of control and surrender, a psyops.