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Posted: 9/8/2004 6:35:29 PM EST
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040909/ap_on_go_co/assault_weapons_6


WASHINGTON - Congress will not vote on an assault weapons ban due to expire Monday, Republican leaders said Wednesday, rejecting a last-ditch effort by supporters to renew it.



"I think the will of the American people is consistent with letting it expire, so it will expire," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., told reporters.


The 10-year ban, signed by President Clinton (news - web sites) in 1994, outlawed 19 types of military-style assault weapons. A clause directed that the ban expire unless Congress specifically reauthorized it.


Some Democrats and several police leaders said President Bush (news - web sites) should try to persuade Congress to renew the ban. Bush has said he would sign such a bill if Congress passed it.


"If the president asked me, it'd still be no ... because we don't have the votes to pass an assault weapons ban and it will expire Monday and that's that," House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, told reporters later.


DeLay said the ban was "a feel-good piece of legislation" that does nothing to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals.


However, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said he would consider allowing the House to vote on legislation only if the Senate acted first.


Appearing at a news conference, chiefs of police from the District of Columbia, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Seattle predicted an increase in violent gun crimes if the bans does expire.


"Our streets, our homes, our citizens and our police officers will face great danger unless the federal ban on assault weapons is renewed," said Charles H. Ramsey, the police chief in the nation's capital.


In March, the Senate voted to add the ban to a bill that would have immunized gun manufacturers from liability suits stemming from violent gun crimes. But the Senate voted 90-8 against the final bill after the National Rifle Association urged its defeat.


NRA President Wayne LaPierre said in an interview with The Associated Press that his group is so confident that Congress won't renew the ban that it is not spending any more money on ads this year opposing it.


He said supporters of the ban could not muster the support needed to bring it to a vote in the House because several Democrats attribute losing their majority in the House in 1994 over votes then in favor of the ban.



Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:23:19 PM EST
I've already began purchasing Tele Stocks and a Flash-Supressor. Pre-ordered some normal mags, looking for more $$ to sink in...

We are getting back what we were robbed of 10 years ago. Never again.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:07:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 8:20:19 AM EST by Mecheng]
I imagine evil parts will be hard to come by next week if the ban is lifted. That is unless you have stocked up

Were high capacity magazines part of that too? Will we be able to buy new ones made after '94? I sure would like to see a drop in price!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 3:31:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mecheng:
I imagine evil parts will be hard to come by next if the ban is lifted. That is unless you have stocked up

Were capacity magazines part of that too? Will we be able to buy new ones made after '94? I sure would like to see a drop in price!



CMMG has "stocked up" big time. And yes, the Clinton magazine ban is over, which is why CMMG are taking orders for brand new Beta C mags for $200!

Beta C mags for $200? Think of the children!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:13:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
CMMG has "stocked up" big time. And yes, the Clinton magazine ban is over, which is why CMMG are taking orders for brand new Beta C mags for $200!

Beta C mags for $200? Think of the children!!!



The children huh?
Stocking stuffers?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:15:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
Beta C mags for $200?




I just wanted to see that on the screen one more time.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:23:27 AM EST
I was kinda thinking about used 30 round Military mags for $5. I also have a 4 year old NIB Buhsmaster lower waiting for an M&A kit.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:19:50 AM EST
Bushmaster is already backordered on pre-ban barrels and that was last week. I'm glad I rolled the dice and got busy last week. I'm waiting on a lower and the barrel right now.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:38:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By M15A2:

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
Beta C mags for $200?




I just wanted to see that on the screen one more time.



If you like that, you'll love this!

cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/index.php?shop=1&cart=18725&cat=17&

www.cmmginc.com/vids/Beta_Dump_M2.mpg

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:05:48 AM EST
Yeah, it will die...

...but, I will not be surprized when the Liberals find some smuck - pump him full of drugs, and hand him a weapon and turn him loose to wreak havoc...
some nobody who pops out of nowhere, for reasons noone will know, cause he will die in a rain of bullets - America will be horrified...
not knowing they were duped...

Just the kind of news story that will drive the next Congress into emergency cession...

We better enjoy it while we have it...


Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:42:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:

Originally Posted By M15A2:

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
Beta C mags for $200?




I just wanted to see that on the screen one more time.



If you like that, you'll love this!



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