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Posted: 9/16/2004 6:54:33 PM EDT
An idea just hit me.

We ( CT residents ) cannot buy a Colt AR-15 or Colt Sporter labeled rifle, because they had to be registered by the cutoff date, and if they are not, then they are banned by name.

But what about the preban Match Target series? Are those not legal to buy currently? I mean, they are not banned by name, and are still prebans, so why the hell not, eh?

Sonuva... I think we have something here! Or am I just behind the times ( probably. This is normal )? I always thought that the MT series were considered the same thing as the Sporter labels.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:16:38 PM EDT
Unless the CT law is different than the rest, the rifle had to be in an evil configuration before the state ban.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:43:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 7:44:36 PM EDT by _DR]
How the hell would they know or prove it was not?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 8:47:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
How the hell would they know or prove it was not?

Because if you go into court and testify that it was converted before the state ban was enacted then you're admitting under oath that you converted your rifle in violation of the federal ban that was in place at the time.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:53:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:
How the hell would they know or prove it was not?


Grandfather status is an affirmitave defense. The burden of proof would rest with you.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:12:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 11:12:41 PM EDT by Dave_A]
MatchTargets & HBARs are legit, IIRC...

As are non-Colt guns (PCR, XM15, etc)
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:05:44 AM EDT
Sonuvabitch. All this %#^&#%^&#$%ing time and I thought that 'Sporter' took the MT label under its shadow.

Thanks guys. Now I need me a drink. A big one.

Now all I have to do is find me a small hole 6601 or 6551 pre ban, get an M-16A2 barrel, and i'll be set.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:24:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 5:24:22 AM EDT by Para504]
Blackjack, do yourself a favor and move north to NH!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:56:40 AM EDT
Rhode Island isn't too bad either. And not as much snow as NH
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:01:09 PM EDT
Sorry but no flash hiders, threaded barrels or bayonet lugs in CT. Not unless its on a registered preban rifle.

Look here at this FAQ about CT Law FAQ on CT Assault Weapon ban
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