Speaking with someone at colt, I was able to confirm what's going on. Colt is depleating their current inventory of LE6920 and AR6721 supplies, and will be re-releasing them without the current LE/MIL USE ONLY MARKINGS. There's no sense in rushing to get one unless those markings are important to you. That's why it's taking so long with the backorders. Also, unless Kerry gets elected, nothing will happen anytime before next year when congress meets again for regular session. The only way the ban can be reinstated is if GW himself signs an executive order, which trust me, he will not do.