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cyrus
02-27-2009, 1:26 PM
During the Clinton Ban could you still buy the parts to build one? Minus the reciever of course.

If one had a legal reg. reciever now could you still buy the parts to build one later if the AW ban goes through?

Some Guy
02-27-2009, 1:40 PM
Yes, but if there is a new ban it can be what ever they want it to be.Bcg's, uppers, lpk's. Nobody Knows.

DedEye
02-27-2009, 1:44 PM
You could for that ban, but what was in the past may have no bearing on the future.

M. D. Van Norman
02-27-2009, 2:22 PM
During the “Clinton ban,” one could buy complete rifles fresh from the factory. There was also no additional registration.

bohoki
02-27-2009, 2:32 PM
the ban was fun

if you had a stripped lower built before 1994 you couldn't build it up into pre-ban configuration after the crime bill ban went into effect

so for 10 years somehow we all got along fine without threaded barrels,flashhiders and bayonet lugs

but there were plenty of parts if you needed to replace parts on a pre-ban gun

hell you couldn't even put a folding stock on your 10/22
unless it had one installed prior

fun times sorry you missed it

nicki
02-28-2009, 2:45 AM
Basically all the AWs came back on the market without their flashiders and the bayonet lugs, so since you couldn't stab someone, they became sporting rifles.

Bad thing was normal capacity mag ban. You could still get AR and AK 30 and 40 round mags at affordable prices, but the prices for many pistol mags went nuts.

HI Cap Glock mags were going for over 100 dollars a piece.

25 and 30 round mags for Ruger 10/22s went up to around 70 dollars a piece.

Of course we don't need to worry about normal cap mags since Cal made 10 rounds standard since 2000.

Nicki

CCWFacts
02-28-2009, 8:20 AM
During the Clinton Ban could you still buy the parts to build one? Minus the reciever of course.

Yes, could buy everything, including the receivers.

If one had a legal reg. reciever now could you still buy the parts to build one later if the AW ban goes through?

We don't even know what a new AW law might look like. It won't pass, but if it did, what would it look like after all the amendments? Ask someone with a crystal ball!

CCWFacts
02-28-2009, 8:25 AM
Basically all the AWs came back on the market without their flashiders and the bayonet lugs, so since you couldn't stab someone, they became sporting rifles.

That's right. Unless you really had a "need" for a tacti-cool rifle with a flash hider or whatever, the ban made no difference to the rifles you could buy. AR-15s were sold in stores just the same as before, sans flash hider. Big woop. I don't even want a flash hider.

Bad thing was normal capacity mag ban. You could still get AR and AK 30 and 40 round mags at affordable prices, but the prices for many pistol mags went nuts.

HI Cap Glock mags were going for over 100 dollars a piece.

That's right. That was what was really bad about it. And these double-column pistols really are designed for the double-column mags. The replacement 10-rounders were a big pain to load, the gun was over-sized for no benefit, etc. It was the mag ban aspect of it that was bad, not the AWB itself.

Now mag prices are normal but here in CA we still have this ten-round limit (because you know, no criminal would ever stoop so low as to go mag shopping in Nevada or Arizona).

Anyway, they're not going to be able to pass another AWB like that.