While I too find it a bit odd for any Blooming News Source to show any little bit of common sense, we must remember that while Gov. Moon Beam Vetoed the absolute ban of semi autos, he signed a whole bunch of other gun control measures including a ban on lead ammo for hunting(possibly all lead ammo but I have not looked into that closely yet).
Little bites. Baby steps. eventually they will nibble away at it and get what they are looking for, the total domination of their subjects via oppressive regulation and control.
ETA: thread already running about the lead ban.