Col. Jeff Cooper, known to most I should think, wrote in his commentaries way back in September of 1994 about the then passing of the so-called "Assault weapon's" ban;
Our enemies are whooping like hyenas over what they claim to be the corpse of the American shooting public, as represented by the National Rifle Association. As might be expected from such people, they have whooped too soon. The NRA is embattled, as it has been since I first joined back in my adolescence. We win some and we lose some, but we never give up the fight to secure the blessings of liberty upon ourselves and our posterity - as it is put in the Preamble to the Constitution. -Cooper vol 2 no. 11 1994
Pretty apropos, don't you think.