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wash
04-24-2009, 4:26 PM
Even before Obama got in office, gun prices were going up because it became illegal to import demilled rifle kits with barrels and a few years before that it became illegal to import several types of receiver.

The excuse was that they were not "sporting" or something.

Does Heller give us any way to get these importation restrictions lifted?

domokun
04-24-2009, 4:29 PM
No idea, but it doesn't stop us from making copies of them domestically? :confused:

wash
04-24-2009, 4:37 PM
Sure, but we're going to have to pay for it and at the same time those rifle that would have been demilled and sold to the U.S. are either rusting in some old arsenal or they wind up in places like Mexico, Africa or the Middle East...

bwiese
04-24-2009, 4:40 PM
The Executive Branch's customs & border authority is near limitless - this is not recent, this has been long-standing since the founding of our country.

Such fights may be more complex than "simple RKBA".

An unintended side benefit of jerking us around on importation is that it helps build US firearms industry - look how Jolene Unsoeld's 922(r) effectively built up DSArms and JLD and built up the parts biz too.

wash
04-24-2009, 4:44 PM
DSA still can't make enough FAL uppers to fulfil the demand...

Calguns2000
04-24-2009, 4:47 PM
The Executive Branch's customs & border authority is near limitless - this is not recent, this has been long-standing since the founding of our country.

Such fights may be more complex than "simple RKBA".

An unintended side benefit of jerking us around on importation is that it helps build US firearms industry - look how Jolene Unsoeld's 922(r) effectively built up DSArms and JLD and built up the parts biz too.Its also responsible for HK setting up a factory to build MR223's domestically as well...

air soft rules!
04-24-2009, 9:30 PM
it is all that batfe 922r stuff, clinton went crazy over it, completly stopping norinco and polytech, and any chinese ammo, but when the danes wanted to return m1 garands that we let them use, (they were not lend lease) these beautiful rifles were demilled, the receivers torch cut, parts kit rifles century rebuilt on cast receivers, and sold for $495.00 at big five, they were made in the good ole USA, but could not be "imported" as complete rifles. NRA sent letters and members made phone calls, but 922r got more restrictive, what could stop them from saying foreign military parts are not necessary for the health and well being of an orginized body politic? sure designs of some could be made here, but i'm for free trade.

bohoki
04-24-2009, 9:41 PM
it is all that batfe 922r stuff, clinton went crazy over it, completly stopping norinco and polytech, and any chinese ammo, but when the danes wanted to return m1 garands that we let them use, (they were not lend lease) these beautiful rifles were demilled, the receivers torch cut, parts kit rifles century rebuilt on cast receivers, and sold for $495.00 at big five, they were made in the good ole USA, but could not be "imported" as complete rifles. NRA sent letters and members made phone calls, but 922r got more restrictive, what could stop them from saying foreign military parts are not necessary for the health and well being of an orginized body politic? sure designs of some could be made here, but i'm for free trade.

whoa thats deep weren't the origional receivers and all parts made in usa already

if only there were some way for china to have a plant make the parts here and assemble them there

then we could import our domestic rifles

dmckean44
04-24-2009, 10:22 PM
it is all that batfe 922r stuff, clinton went crazy over it, completly stopping norinco and polytech, and any chinese ammo, but when the danes wanted to return m1 garands that we let them use, (they were not lend lease) these beautiful rifles were demilled, the receivers torch cut, parts kit rifles century rebuilt on cast receivers, and sold for $495.00 at big five, they were made in the good ole USA, but could not be "imported" as complete rifles. NRA sent letters and members made phone calls, but 922r got more restrictive, what could stop them from saying foreign military parts are not necessary for the health and well being of an orginized body politic? sure designs of some could be made here, but i'm for free trade.

Norinco was caught attempting to sell fully automatic weapons and hand held rocket launchers to inner city gangs. They dug their own grave.

dmckean44
04-24-2009, 10:23 PM
whoa thats deep weren't the origional receivers and all parts made in usa already

if only there were some way for china to have a plant make the parts here and assemble them there

then we could import our domestic rifles

Assembly really isn't the expensive part. Machining is a lot more expensive.

elSquid
04-25-2009, 3:06 AM
FWIW:

http://volokh.com/posts/1215395769.shtml

-- Michael