On the reintroduction of the Colt Sporter
"Beware the Ides of March"
March 15, 1989, a day that will live in infamy. President George Bush at the urging of his Drug Czar William Bennet, temporary bans the import of more than 40 semi-auto rifles. Colt Industries withdraws from public sale all versions of the AR-15, in support of the President.
Early in 1990 Colt Firearms Division is purchased from Colt Industries by the C.F. Holding Crop. The company name is changed to Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc.(C.M.C.).
C.M.C. reintroduces a modified version of the AR-15. The rifles are no longer call by the AR-15 name, but are referred to as Sporter. The Sporter differs from the AR-15 in that it
has no bayonet lug.
The actual day the ban was announced was the 14th of March. If you check the Bush library site, nothing happened that day. So, if Bush can rewrite history so can I. The 15th is a much more appropriate day for betrayal.