Attempts to institute new gun reforms are usually opposed, with the NRA instead advocating the enforcement of existing laws passed as gun reforms. One legislative victory that the NRA had in its battle against gun reforms was when it convinced the Congress to allow the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 to lapse in 2004.
The NRA defeated gun reforms which would have extended the ban and made it permanent. Another legislative success the NRA achieved against gun reforms was the overturning of San Fransisco’s Proposition H. Proposition H was a gun reform passed by the citizens of San Fransisco which banned the sale, manufacture, and distribution of firearms and ammunition within city limits. Another part of the proposition banned the possession of handgunsgun rights