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Posted: 9/12/2004 7:26:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 7:32:17 PM EST by dpmmn]
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U.S. Department of Justice

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives
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Washington, DC 20226

Semiautomatic Assault Weapon (SAW) Ban

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

September 13, 2004


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.

Q: Was the SAW ban permanent?

A: No. The law enacting the ban provided that it would expire 10 years from the date of enactment, which was September 13, 1994. Therefore, effective 12:01 a.m. on September 13, 2004, the provisions of the law will cease to apply.

Q. What was the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device (LCAFD) ban?

A: The LCAFD ban was enacted along with the SAW ban on September 13, 1994. The ban made it unlawful to transfer or possess LCAFDs. The law generally defined a LCAFD as a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device manufactured after September 13, 1994 that has the capacity of, or can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The ban was codified at 18 U.S.C.
§ 922(w). As with SAWs, there are certain exceptions to the ban, such as possession by law enforcement.

Q: Was the LCAFD ban permanent?

A: No. The LCAFD ban was enacted by the same law as the SAW ban. Therefore, like the SAW ban, it expires 10 years from the date of enactment. Therefore, effective 12:01 a.m. on September 13, 2004, the provisions of the law will cease to apply.

Q: What provisions of the Gun Control Act (GCA) besides the bans contained in sections 922(v) and (w) are no longer effective?

The definition provision for “semiautomatic assault weapon”, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(30).


The penalty provision for violating 922(v), codified at 18 U.S.C. § 924(a)(1)(B).


The penalty provision for violating 922(v) during the commission of a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(B);


The requirement that SAWs and LCAFDs manufactured after September 13, 1994, be marked with a date of manufacture next to the serial number, codified in 18 U.S.C. § 923(i). (ATF regulations (27 C.F.R. § 478.92(a)(2)) implement section 923(i) and require, effective July 5, 1995, SAWs and LCAFDs manufactured after September 13, 1994 to be marked “Restricted law enforcement/government use only” or, for weapons manufactured for export, “For export only”. These requirements also are no longer in effect.)


Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:35:01 PM EST
Looks good
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:35:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 9:39:40 PM EST by inferno715]
just talked to beerjager and he said he's got an even 10 leo mags now that he sold you those 2

i put my preban upper on my green Lauer lower just to see what i looked like.

Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:58:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:32:09 AM EST
My PM-11 is now an M-11.

I have the threaded barreled upper all ready to go. I will be finishing putting in a new bolt as well. (still closed bolt)

The only change now is to get the fore grip.


I am still debating which upper to get for my DPMS. I am goin to get a collapsing stock here in the next 2 weeks. But, I am wonding if an HBAR 20" or a nice 14" w/ flash suppressor out to 16" would be a better choice and go psuedo-M4 style.

In any event, Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than any of my guns have.

I do plan to order high-cap mags for my XD and possibly a Beta-C mag for my AR.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:32:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:48:28 AM EST
I need to investigate putting a phantom or vortex onto my carbine.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:37:05 AM EST
Where can I get my barrel work done? I need to cut off a FFH and install and pin a Vortex or Phantom? Recommendations on a local shop that does a nice job? Otherwise I can send it out to Adco for $85 (Phantom).
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:47:16 AM EST
Call Randy at Frontier Gunsmiths in Hopkins 952-931-9451
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:50:33 AM EST
I put a 20" no-ban upper (flash suppressor and bayo-lug) on a newly built lower receiver. No collapsible stock, but it is because I CHOSE to do it that way.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:15:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Call Randy at Frontier Gunsmiths in Hopkins 952-931-9451



Randy is out of town 'till Wendesday.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:56:22 PM EST
Can't wait to get rid of my "loudest carbine in class" fake flash hider.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:59:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:30:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By iNuhBaDNayburhood:
It'll be nice to order some NEW 30 rd USGI mags for a NOT-SO-MURDEROUS PRICE!!!



www.tapco.com/product_information.asp?number=MAG0999&back=yes&dept=198&last=73

NIW 30rd AR mags, $11/each. i just ordered 4 of them.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:13:41 PM EST
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