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Posted: 9/13/2004 3:32:18 AM EST



By statute, the prohibitions relating to semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices expired on September 13, 2004. As a result, certain sections of the Gun Control Act, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, and its implementing regulations, 27 CFR Part 478, are no longer in effect.



www.atf.gov/
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:36:36 AM EST

Too bad all the talking heads on TV and the foolish NRA itself don't seem to know that...

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:42:38 AM EST
This part is interesting...

"Anyone who illegally possessed, manufactured, or transferred semiautomatic assault weapons or large capacity ammunition feeding devices before the bans sunset still have violated the law since their possession, manufacture, or transfer was illegal at the time."

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:49:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By LoginName:
This part is interesting...

"Anyone who illegally possessed, manufactured, or transferred semiautomatic assault weapons or large capacity ammunition feeding devices before the bans sunset still have violated the law since their possession, manufacture, or transfer was illegal at the time."




Of course they violated the law in effect at the time, but why would anyone try to prosecute them now? I suppose if the BATF can prove a gun was illegally assembled, they can threaten someone as part of a larger crime.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:52:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By DarkStar:
Too bad all the talking heads on TV and the foolish NRA itself don't seem to know that...



we have some of the dumbest talking heads on our side
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 3:55:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 3:56:05 AM EST by thelibertarian]
They would have looked like idiots trying to prosecute such a case while the ban was in effect!

Can you imagine what idiots they would look like trying to prosecute someone now? Did they do this after prohibition was repealed? WTH?

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:06:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By thelibertarian:
They would have looked like idiots trying to prosecute such a case while the ban was in effect!

Can you imagine what idiots they would look like trying to prosecute someone now? Did they do this after prohibition was repealed? WTH?




That's why I found it interesting... although what I should have posted was that I found it amusing.


This part is amusing

www.atf.gov/firearms/saw-faqs.htm

Q: What was the semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) ban?

A: The SAW ban was enacted on September 13, 1994, by PL 103-322, Title IX, Subtitle A, section 110105. The ban made it unlawful to manufacture, transfer, or possess SAWs. The law defines SAWs as 19 named firearms, as well as semiautomatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns that have certain named features. The ban was codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(v). SAWs lawfully possessed on September 13, 1994 were not covered by the ban. There also were certain exceptions, such as possession by law enforcement.
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