A twisted scream and gurgle entered the air as a street sweeper pushed away the wreckage of a vivesector. For a middle school aged boy had just sunk his hand into his back, letting nanites flow out and devour the man, down to the last atom. The wanderer, had returned.
What'd happen in reality, the bill is passed, a lot of fuss is raised, but congress backs down when they get paid off err lobbied, and the government is so incompetent, so wretchedly stupid, so heartbreakingly inept, so utterly incapable, so not fit to rule, that the bill is more or less unenforced whenever it isn't convenient. What happens in fiction land REED RICHARDS BECOMES ADOLF HITLER AND EVERYONE BEATS EACH OTHER UP!!! Obviously, as real world politics are depressing enough because congress is the single most retarded group of individuals ever, we should go for the latter.