This makes me want to cry. Many years ago I picked up 5 SKS rifles for a grand total of $475 at a gun show. A couple of years ago I decided I'd sell them since I had no use for them at all. When I see the prices of SKS rifles now I kick myself for not holding on a little longer.
Jump all over the thing. It will hold value even if the nice men and women in Washington don't get another ban in place. If the ban goes through you'll be glad you have a rifle that is capable.