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Posted: 9/17/2003 8:17:39 AM EDT
I've heard some people talking about a ban that going to subside soon. What ban are they talking about? I'm guessing it has to do with the part count, but not sure. Thanks for any help. Jesse~
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 12:20:11 PM EDT
That would be the Assault Weapon Ban (AWB). If new legislation is not passed the ban with sunset in Sept 2004. The ban focuses on the number of evil features on semi-automatic weapons.
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 1:07:22 PM EDT
That is correct. It has nothing to do with the import ban which means we will still have to replace 6 or 7 imported parts with US ones, but does mean we can have flash hiders and folding stocks.
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 2:58:30 PM EDT
ok thanks for the info guys
Jesse~
Link Posted: 9/18/2003 5:36:26 PM EDT
OK guys. I'll ask it. (My Ohio Rapid Fire FAL will be here next week. )

There's about a year left, so it's close. Who thinks that the ban will sunset? Who thinks that it'll be redone with all kinds of other restrictions? I'd like to know what someone more.... politically knowledgeable... thinks.

Patrick
Link Posted: 9/19/2003 2:43:49 PM EDT
I think all bets are off. The Dems have finally figured out that gun control is not a winning issue, especially in a national election. The media however will try to make them (and the rest of the population) think otherwise. It will get ugly and shrill. In the end, I think it will die on the vine with people like Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein will scream bloody murder.

This is not to say it wont ever come back. The first time a Dem gets into the oval office, it will be high on the agenda of the gun grabbers. Even though Bush is squishy on the AW issue, at least he wont be on the forfront calling for it. When they finally do get around to passing another one, look for it to be much more restrictive than this one.

The moral of this story? Stock up NOW!
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