Michael has made the mistake of believing the phases "modest... common-sense changes", "assualt weapons" and "expanded background checks" mean what he thinks they mean. They don't to the Statist (e.g. Obama, Schumer, Feinstein).
They don't definde "assault weapons", because these "AR type" rifles are functionally identical to all semi-auto sporting rifles.
"Expanded background checks" to them really means EVERY change of hands between private citizens, even father to son, grandda to granddaughter gifting of a squirrel rifle or shortgun will require an FBI NIC background check on the person receiving!
These are MAJOR infringements upon our citizens rights, not minor adjustments. An none will have any positive impact on the real problem.