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Posted: 9/7/2004 6:29:06 PM EST
The anti-gunners have their panties tied up in knots.
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Gun Makers Already Market Assault Weapons

By APARNA H. KUMAR
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the federal ban on assault weapons set to expire next Monday, gun manufacturers are marketing military-style firearms and are ready to sell them as soon as Sept. 14, a consumer group said Tuesday.

"The gun industry is champing at the bit for the ban to expire," said Susan Peschin, firearms project director at the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of 300 consumer groups that released the study.

The consumer group interviewed gun industry experts and marketing representatives and surveyed manufacturers' catalogs and Web sites.

For example, ArmaLite Inc., a gun manufacturer in Geneseo, Ill., is advertising a "Post-PostBan Rifle Program," offering consumers attachments to convert their firearms to their pre-ban configuration, with shipping available Sept. 14. The company is offering a nonrefundable prepayment option to those who wish to get a jump-start.





"The program offers customers a way to avoid the risk of delay, yet also have the benefits of a change in law," the company says on its Web site.

The 1994 law, signed by President Clinton, banned 19 types of assault weapons but included a "sunset" clause that said it would automatically expire in 10 years if Congress did not renew it.

President Bush has said he supports the ban, but a number of attempts to extend it in Congress have failed.

The Consumer Federation of America predicted that manufacturers will introduce new models of popular weapons banned under the 1994 law, such as AK-47s, TEC-9s and Uzis.





Manufacturers will also be able to circumvent a ban on the import of "non-sporting" assault weapons by combining foreign-made components with U.S.-made parts, the study said.

It said it also expects more U.S. gun companies will stockpile imported firearms in "custom bonded warehouses" in the United States to be disassembled and reconfigured into legal weapons.

In April, Florida-based Century International Arms Inc., an importer-exporter, was linked to a cache of 7,500 AK-47s and other assault weapons seized in Italy en route to the United States.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the weapons were cleared for the United States because they were bound for a custom-bonded warehouse to be reconfigured.

Gun-control advocates are calling for an extension of the ban and also want to expand background checks on gun purchasers to include sales by private collectors at gun shows and flea markets. Opponents say both measures are unneeded.

"What we ought to be concerned about is firearms in the hands of criminals, not in the hands of law-abiding citizens," said Andrew Arulanandam, director of public affairs for the National Rifle Association.

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On the Net:

Consumer Federation of America: http://www.consumerfed.org

ArmaLite Inc.: http://www.armalite.com

National Rifle Association: http://www.nra.org
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:03:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:08:54 PM EST
Let's call the whaaaaambulance.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:28:29 PM EST
blah blah blah, shall I continue?
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:40:05 PM EST
Typical misinformation.

HS1
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:45:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 7:46:13 PM EST by repub18]

Originally Posted By warlord:



President Bush has said he supports the ban, but a number of attempts to extend it in Congress have failed.






um Bush never said that, he just said that if it comes to his desk he would sign it. Damn these anti-gun fucks can never stop lying.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:46:51 PM EST
That's one LONG ass link, man!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:46:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Let's call the whaaaaambulance.



Give them a whaaaamburger with some crys.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:50:18 PM EST
They really ARE flooding the air with this shit in the last hours, aren't they?



So much for the media being fair and unbiased (yeah, right).

This is agenda driven reporting and all the stories read just like Brady Bunch mouthpieces. No one is doing any REPORTING on the FACTS, all they are doing is reprinting the bullshit that they are handed in press releases by "special interest groups".

This is only going to get more shrill and hysterical over the next week.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:51:50 PM EST
"AK-47s, TEC-9s and Uzis....."



The anti's sure like to pick on these poor guys don't they?




Link Posted: 9/7/2004 7:54:14 PM EST
But when the AWB sunsets the streets will be flooded with these evil weapons, dont any of you care about the children?
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:03:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
But when the AWB sunsets the streets will be flooded with these evil weapons, dont any of you care about the children?



I do, thats why I am going to get every one that I can. Just to keep them of the streets.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:04:14 PM EST
This really makes me want to preorder one.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:20:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 8:21:12 PM EST by Bign]
Who else is already doing this?


Where can I preorder a post-postban bushmaster?

Where are the 10/22 magazine presales at?

I'm in there!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:21:14 PM EST
Just hearing the word "Uzi" scares me.

Eww-zee.

It just sounds so, like, you know, icky.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:25:33 PM EST
Did somebody call for a whambulance?

Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:26:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Offspring:
Did somebody call for a whambulance?

www.rabidchicken.com/pics/whambulance.jpg


LMAO
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:28:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By Offspring:
Did somebody call for a whambulance?

www.rabidchicken.com/pics/whambulance.jpg


LMAO

LoL!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:31:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
But when the AWB sunsets the streets will be flooded with these evil weapons, dont any of you care about the children?

I think im going to need to pick up a big shovel so I can help scoop em off the dangureous streets and put em in my nice non dangerus safe.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:33:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Botch:
"AK-47s, TEC-9s and Uzis....."



The anti's sure like to pick on these poor guys don't they?







TEC-9 company is out of business, No one is making quality Uzi receiver that I know of (and they are covered by '89 import law) as is the AK....

And what affect does the ban have on AKs anyway? No bayo and can't be an AK by name?

- BG
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:34:55 PM EST
Check out this thread @ the DU. Looks like there's a few who are waking up to what the gun issue has done to their party. Sometimes I wonder how many of you guys are posting in disguise over there.

Cut 'n paste.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x809021
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:39:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:

Originally Posted By WI_Rifleman:
But when the AWB sunsets the streets will be flooded with these evil weapons, dont any of you care about the children?



I do, thats why I am going to get every one that I can. Just to keep them of the streets.



Yeah, we're going to be knee-deep in assault weapons. There are going to be numerous injuries caused by all these assault weapons, namely by children tripping and falling all over them in the street.

Buy an AW now- do it now- get them off the street, for the children!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:41:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:


Haha!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 9:37:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/MolonLabe/upyours.jpg



That picture alone is why you are one of the coolest people on ar15.com

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