Originally Posted By Lexington:
Originally Posted By TAP:
The last one had grandfathered weapons and magazines.
There are interviews from some of the Anti's in Congress demonstrating how stupid they are- that they expected all the mags to be used up a few years into the ban.
Stupid or not, you can bet they won't make that mistake again if they are given another chance.
Originally Posted By substandard:
The last ban they grandfathered in the guns, but if there is another ?????? These are the people who wanted to ban barrel shrouds, there is no reason to anything they do.
Originally Posted By mcantu:
they will not make the mistake of grandfathering like the 1st time around. also expect that number of allowable 'evil features' will be dropped from 2 to 1
U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 9, in part: "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed."
This is the reason the existing "assault weapons" were grandfathered.
Which is why all these waves of panics might actually be a good thing. If they dramatically raise the productions of guns and particularly the creation of "lowers" then great. Each stripped lower is a grandfathered gun, right? I wonder how many AR's exist in the US.
So while panic waves are annoying, we should actually like panic buyers? They cause the creation of lots of new guns.