Question on the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban

Question on the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban

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    Question on the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban

    I didn't have my AR then, and in light of recent proposed legislation reinstating the AWB, I'm curious on the old law. I know sales of new rifles were not allowed, but could owners sell guns purchased before the ban went into effect to private buyers?


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    Yes.
    You could always sell your guns to a private buyer. Some states chose to regulate even that though, but most didnt.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they continue to build AR's-- just without the characteristics that deemed them assault weapons?
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    Yes. The ones that you see without threaded barrels were the "postban" AR's.

    Also, AK's had the ugly thumbhole stocks to get around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pscipio03 View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they continue to build AR's-- just without the characteristics that deemed them assault weapons?
    They continued to build em but they didn't have all the "evil" features.
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    The ban they are working on this time is much more strict than the 94 ban. In honesty other than magazine prices being sky high the 1994 ban was more comical than painful. No bayonet lug on an AR... as if there has been a long history of gang bangers using assault bayonets to harm innocent people.
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    Yeah it never did make any sense.

    But really, it wasnt about that. It was about a politicians ability to render the 2nd Amendment worthless and it worked. Rather than getting hanged as they should have, many of them are still in office and they have been emboldened because they got away with it the first time.
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    Yeah I bought a Bushmaster "M4" during the assault weapons ban. I still have it. The collapsible stock was pinned in place and it had no bayonet lug. It also came with a 10 round magazine. At the time, pre ban 30 rounders only cost about 15 dollars. As soon as the ban was over I swapped out the stock so only difference was the bayonet lug. I was in the service, in combat, and never had a bayonet, nor have I seen one since the early 90s, so I can live without a bayonet lug on my house rifle!

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    I've taken a lot of post ban guns that people had and threaded them for flash suppressors. A lot of people just didnt think an AR looked right without one. I got to doing so many that I built a mandrel to slip in the upper in place of the bolt so that I didnt have to take the whole barrel off just to thread it. I just slipped it in the upper, ran a center in the barell and threaded it for 1/2-28. Whole thing only took about 15 minutes.
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    "so I can live without a bayonet lug on my house rifle!"
    Heck no-- how are you gonna stop the zombies when you run out of ammo????

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscipio03 View Post
    Heck no-- how are you gonna stop the zombies when you run out of ammo????
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    I have bayonets on all my rifles....and I duct taped one to my shotgun.

    But seriously - the magazines will be the biggest thing. Also - all of my revolvers are semi-auto. So I'll have to take them to the neighborhood gun-chop after I fish them out of the Puget Sound....

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