Curious, do you have a reference that E. authored the AWB - it was quite awhile ago? I recall Biden saying that he was primo.
Uh, i wrote the wrong thing: Authored is not the right word. Rahm Emanuel was the Senior Advisor to the President for Polical Strategy. Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ) claimed that Rahm Emanuel and Dennis Burke were the driving force behind passage of the 1994 "assault weapons" ban.*
The so called "assault weapons" ban was a very small part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act which contained 33 titles. Beginning in 1989 there were about 15 "assault weapons" bans proposed in congress. i'm not sure who proposed the version of the AWB that became law. Rahm Emanuel and Dennis Burke may have had input into language of the AWB.
*Burke was the federal prosecutor for AZ who approved Fast and Furious.