Discussion in 'Legal' started by Eustachius234, Mar 2, 2009.
I assume you mean, "before the lock"?
It is a valid question concerning firearms & legal matters.
What's interesting is that the Obama administration has always had renewal of the AWB as a plank in its platform, but until Holder opened his big mouth, they had been very unwilling to talk about it. Now that Holder has mentioned it, the Dem leadership in Congress has said they won't go for it. While none of this makes me complacent, it does mean that there is a very good possibility that they'll do nothing about it until after the midterm elections, and maybe not even until Obama's much-hoped-for second term.
Now looking back at the 86 machine gun manufacturing ban there was a majic date that no rifles could be produced after.
Hopefully there will be no "ban" let your congressman know how you feel & support the NRA, GOA, ect.
So, if a manufacturer could not by law sell any banned product from inventory, he'll stop production soon enough that his inventory is zero by the ban-date. Distributors and retailers would also try to be sold out by that date.
If the ban-date is ONLY for manufacture, history tells us that manufacturers will go hair, teeth and eyeballs to have a big inventory built up before that date, since sales could continue. That was the case, e.g., for drop-in auto-sears for ARs back in '86.
In truth, though, you have your answer. The law ain't been written yet, and hopefully never will be written, so you can't know what it will say.
The Dem leadership didn't say they weren't for it. They just weren't happy the AG said it before they did and poo-pooed it off until later...
But as others have pointed out this is speculation because we don't know if/when/and what the ban will do.
that would be devastating
I believe Art may have been referring to initial sales into the marketplace by manufacturers, distributors, or retailers.
If it has been constructed but not delivered, it would not be delivered (to civilians). If you have not taken possession of something by the date of the ban, you will not ever take possession of it. Of course, all this is also based on the idea that what is currently out there (in civilian hands) would not be confiscated.
BTW, Eustachius234 - the link in your sig is a little "out there." I'm way into states' rights as well as "mixing up the mess" but seriously?
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