We can't do gang injunctions in Oakland. Could we target criminals who've used firearms individually instead?
Call up Rob Bonta and Nancy Skinner, tell them to pass a law stating that anyone convicted of having an unregistered gun using any gun in a violent crime would be subjected to a mandatory 5 years of parole searches, no matter what their sentence is. Use a gun illegally, the cops get to check and make sure you don't have a gun, any time they want to, for five years.
Also: funding public research would seem contrary to banning assault weapons. Public research is clear on illegal guns, mostly handguns being the most deadly class of weapon in America. Register all of them. Force registration retroactively. But as for assault weapons? Sorry, red herring.
The CDC and two other government agencies did a study of the first assault weapons ban, all three studies concluded it had no effect. More info on that topic, with facts to back it up, here: www.assaultweapon.info