Worst case scenario, a deal is made and the investigation fades away. That does not mean the investigation and work of the committee will not have accomplished anything. It put a brake on a runaway train. Even if the train is not dismantled, it has slowed somewhat in the glare of public scrutiny. Perhaps more will result.
Jim's Rules of Carry: 1. Any gun is better than no gun. 2. A gun that is reliable is better than a gun that is not. 3. A hole in the right place is better than a hole in the wrong place. 4. A bigger hole is a better hole.
no guns = might makes right