Exactly, Bush and his supporters didn't want to renew it. Bush is a Texan...do you really think he and his constituents like heavy gun laws?
I know this is off topic, but Bush was not a Texan. He was a pretend Texan and in reality was from the N.E. and went to school there Yuppie (Harvard and Skulls and Bones?)
Putting a cowboy hat and boots on does not make you a Texan.