There is a lot of talk out there of assault weapons bans coming back and that may well be the case but I will stick my neck out and weigh in with my thoughts.
If it looks like the Clinton ban it will be fairly useless, the biggest pain with that ban was the hi-cap magazines, even though they weren't allowed to produce and import them they were still readily available as long as you paid the high price. The other parts of the Clinton ban was threaded muzzles, bayonet lugs and adjustable/folding stocks all of which have zero bearing on the function of the weapon.
So having said all that I don't think we will see a bill jammed through like the most recent 'fiscal cliff ' bill because they are not up against the clock on this issue and I am sure there will be plenty of debate. You also have to factor in the NRA which is a huge and powerful lobby group who many Democrat and Republicans are afraid of.
I would not be overly surprised if they fail to get anything passed. If I had speculate on a bill that does get passed I think it would include the so called 'gun show loophole' which means private sales would be subject to a background check and maybe a hi-cap magazine ban and maybe parts of the Clinton ban.
While any ban or law is against the Second Amendment I personally don't see an all out ban or registration this time around, it surely will come at some point I think which is why if you were caught sleeping this time you should not let it sneak up on you in the future.
So, I may be totally out to lunch on this one...... What do you think ?