The Brady Campaign and the Million Mom March are suing the Justice Department for failing to stop gun manufacturers from selling certain new parts for assault weapons that were grandfathered under the 1994 assault weapon ban.
So, you might ask, how many people are being killed by these life-extended "assault weapons?" You won't find an answer to that obvious question in the Brady Campaign's "Press Q&A" on the lawsuit.
They claim that "the policy has resulted in thousands more assault weapons being available for criminal use than would be the case if ATF?s enforcement policies had followed the law," which attempts to blur any distinction between the mere existence of a weapon and whether it is used in a crime.
Go here for information on the use of "assault weapons" in crime.