Originally Posted by Kingarthurhk
The government passed that law to try to combat organized crime violence. We see how well that worked. About as effective as prohibiton was. Then when JFK was shot, another knee-jerk government response and more NFA restrictions. Then in the 80's congress decided to ban atuomatic weapons. The "We" was congress.
RICO laws were very effective at combating organized crime. The mafia simply does not exist as it once did in major cities.