When it comes to guns and gun laws our representatives are proudly ignorant of the subject at hand. Any pretense of knowledge is a lie for the photo-ops.
They can get away with this because the majority of the populace are willfully ignorant of guns in general.
This is because the subject of guns is a taboo subject in many social circles, universally recognized as dirty and showing any knowledge outs you as dirty yourself.
Thus, through a shared ignorance of the subject, constitutional rights are abandoned and soon stripped from the population without them even caring that it happened.
I hate to be the messenger of doom and gloom, but the deck is stacked against us and the dealer is on the take.