Algore invented the internet. The internet changed everything, including the dynamics of the gun control debate. With the internet, anyone could find and send the information needed to kill the AWB.
Also, by being such a liberal moron, he lost the 2000 election to an inarticulate challenger from Texas. He should have ridden Clinton's coat tails into the White House. But by being so inept as a campaigner and by being pro-gun-control, he lost what should have been a walk-over.