Welcome to Episode #160 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re going to talk about political challenges the AR has faced since being introduced to the civilian market in 1963.
Network News: NRA Show Listener Meet Up
Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe on Saturday May 21st at 7pm. “If they can say "Ambidextrous" as well as I can I'll buy them a drink.” - Jake
Required a serial number.
Established the FFL System
Banned new automatic weapons for civilian ownership (Hughes Amendment)
Interstate long gun sales, ammo sales
"Safe Passage" provision
Clarification of prohibited persons
A prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms it defined as assault weapons.
Semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines and two or more of the following:
Folding or telescoping stock
Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
Grenade launcher mount
Large capacity ammunition feeding device… 10 rounds
Within hours after the Sandy Hook mass murder
NRA’s LaPierre: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”
Feinstein introduced; 1-feature AW test; 150 named guns; mags >10 rounds
Failed in Senate in April, 40 to 60
Dec 16, 2015
Much support has been lost for these bans, shifted to opposition
Barrel shrouds, pistol grips, collapsible stocks, semi-auto rifles, pistols and shotguns
States with current AWBs
--Leland Yee, CA State Senator - 60mo in fancy prison for bribery, no weapons charges
-Supreme Court hasn’t taken up a case since 2008 (DC v Heller)
-silencers treated as long guns, no more $200 tax stamp
-Rand Paul just hopped onboard to co-sponsor w/ Mike Lee
A. Nothing with the elections coming. Nothing drums up political activism by our side like threatening gun rights and the anti-gunners know it.
B. Depends on election results. Democrats will continue their attacks on gun rights if they remain.
C. Harder to say. There is a lot of people coming on to our side and they feel like us. At the same time the anti-gunners efforts are only getting stronger and more organized. Yall think we will see another attempt at "assault weapons" ban in that time? I think it won't happen.
A. I need to aquire one before this time frame.
B. I should have at least 3 AR style rifles by then
C. Better buy another safe. ...
A = complete my pistol build under budget.
B= ted cruz
C= enjoy my black rifle addiction or participate in next American Revolution.....
A. Buy 2 more lowers and form 1 them before July (ATF 41F changes).
B. Buy any hi-cap mags I want and stock up on 5.56/.223 before November (predicting a rush and panic buying).
C. If everything goes to hell politically, move to Texas because they'll probably secede by then.
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