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AW Ban Sunset Explaination Needed, Please

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TechBrute, May 15, 2003.

  1. TechBrute

    TechBrute Well-Known Member

    Ok, I know that flash suppressors, bayonet lugs, collapsing stocks, hi-cap mags, and threaded barrels would make a return if the ban sunset. What else have I been missing all these years?
  2. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    That's about it. You would also be able to make AR pistols weighing over 50 ounces again. The prohibition on importing "non-sporting" firearms would still be in place, so many guns like H&Ks would still be locked out unless they meet the "minimum parts count". That allows "American" copies of guns that cannot be imported.

    States like **********, that have their own "assault weapon" ban would still be left out in the cold.
  3. gun-fucious

    gun-fucious Well-Known Member

    streetsweepers too!

    and pistols with foreend grips
  4. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    Actually, I think those are NFA items, now. :uhoh:
  5. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    Those too, if vertical foregrips. AOWs. "Shrouds" around the barrel would come back though.
  6. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    Pistols with a stock! (?)
    I think we can just dream on.:( It sounds like it will never sunset. GWB says he supports extending the ban.:( :(
  7. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Well, they can't "extend it" because it sunsets. However, call me cinical, but I just can't see them not re-inventing it. It will probably be done subtly after all the hub-bub is over.
  8. TechBrute

    TechBrute Well-Known Member

    Dern! I was hoping to get a new HK of some sort.
  9. gun-fucious

    gun-fucious Well-Known Member

    when HK opens its US plant, then they are no longer importing

    a US, AR mag fed, G-36 would sell well
  10. gun-fucious

    gun-fucious Well-Known Member

    (02) How does the law define the term "semiautomatic assault weapon?"
    The term "semiautomatic assault weapon" is defined to include 19 named
    models of firearms and semiautomatic rifles, semiautomatic pistols, and
    semiautomatic shotguns that have at least 2 of the features specified in the
    law. Frames or receivers for firearms are not regulated as semiautomatic
    assault weapons, since they could be assembled as a firearm other than the 19
    named models of firearms. Likewise, frames or receivers are not semiautomatic
    assault weapons under the "features" test of the law because they do not yet
    have the features necessary to bring them within the definition.



    44 as amended by Public Law 103-322 The Violent Crime Control
    and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
    (enacted September 13, 1994)

    § 921(a)(30) The term 'semiautomatic assault weapon' means:

    (A) any of the firearms, or copies or duplicates of the
    firearms in any caliber, known as -
    (i) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat
    Kalashnikovs (all models);
    (ii) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil
    (iii) Beretta Ar70 (SC70);
    (iv) Colt AR-15;
    (v) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;
    (vi) SWD M-10, M-11, M-11/9, and M-12;
    (vii) Steyr AUG
    (viii) INTRATEC TEC-9, TEC DC-9, and TEC-22; and
    (ix) revolving cylinder shotguns,
    such as (or similar to) the Street Sweeper and Striker 12;

    (B) a semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable
    magazine and has at
    least 2 of -
    (i) a folding or telescopic stock;
    (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of
    the weapon;
    (iii) a bayonet mount;
    (iv) a flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate
    a flash suppressor;
    (v) a grenade launcher;

    (C) a semiautomatic pistol that has ability to accept a detachable
    magazine and has at
    least 2 of -
    (i) an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of
    the pistol grip;
    (ii) a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash
    suppressor, forward
    handgrip, or silencer;
    (iii) a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely
    encircles, the barrel and that
    permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand
    without being burned;
    (iv) a manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is
    unloaded ; and
    (v) a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm; and

    (D) a semiautomatic shotgun that has at least 2 of -
    (i) a folding or telescoping stock;
    (ii) a pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of
    the weapon;
    (iii) a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds; and
    (iv) an ability to accept a detachable magazine.
  11. XxAR10xX

    XxAR10xX Active Member

    I have a California specific question -

    If the AW ban sunsets, then can I buy like AR uppers with flash suppressors, bayo holders, and slap on a collapsible stock? Basically can I take my AR and configure it to "pre-ban" status?
  12. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    Nope. All of the state laws still apply.

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