Nightside_Eclipse wrote: GunDown wrote:
ZETFleader wrote:Too bad I heard they stopped importing those.
Who told you that and when?
I think they were effected by the Big Scary Gun(tm) ban of '94.
But since that's gone they should be A-OK.
I think you might be confusing the '94 AW Ban with the '89 Import Ban.
The '89 Ban banned the importation of certain firearms. The gun industry got around that by legally importing the firearms, and then adding 10 U.S. compliant parts. With these 10 parts added, they would no longer be (technically) considered an import.
The '94 Ban (as I'm sure many of you are aware) really only affected certain (arguably, cosmetic) features of a rifle. These features being: bayonet lug, detachable magazine, telescoping/folding stock, protruding pistol grip, etc.. On an autoloading rifle, you were allowed two of these "evil" features. On an autoloading shotgun, you were permitted to have one feature. As you know, this ban has sunsetted and firearms are no longer subject to these ridiculous regulation.
Take the Romanian AK's you see currently flooding the market. While they are no longer subject to the AW Ban, since they are imported they are still regulated by the '89 Ban. So they can have all the features previously limited by the '94 Ban, yet must still retain 10 U.S. parts to comply with the '89 Import Ban.
Confusing, isn't it?