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The BATFE sent new import regulations out yesterday afternoon
Gunsnet.net & AK-47.net ^ | 7/1/05 | Guns Network Staff

Posted on 07/01/2005 3:19:34 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente

In a short version and not verbatim:

They will no longer approve the import certificates for "non-sporting" rifle barrels and receivers. This will stop new approvals of kits in the way that most have been coming in. The barrels will not be allowed, so this means that in the future the barrels will be made in the USA = big price increases. In some cases of rare MG Kits, the set up and mfg of a US barrel will not be feasible thus stopping most of the demand. AK guns and kits will go up if this has the affect. Companys were warned that they can not replace there kits today for what they are selling them for. Meaning what is already here cannot be brought back over unless someone is willing to make the American made barrel for the kit. Here we go again.


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The ATF is making law again!

They have ALLOWED the import of "parts kits" (all parts for a gun / rifle with the receiver tourch cut in three pieces) to be imported. Now they have decided they these are non-sporting...

I alway thought anything the could put a hole in a target of kill a critter was a sporting firearm, but then common sence insn't common...

1 posted on 07/01/2005 3:19:35 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente
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To: El Laton Caliente

Someone in the Democratic party, probably someone with a name that rhymes with fine swine, must be twisting the screws.


2 posted on 07/01/2005 3:28:18 PM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: El Laton Caliente; adam_az; American in Israel; Ancesthntr; aragorn; archy; Badray; buccaneer81; ...

BANG!


3 posted on 07/01/2005 3:40:23 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: El Laton Caliente


I wonder if AG "AWB" Gonzalez had anything to do with this.

You know, the top ranking USSCJ nominee.

BATFE is part of the administrative branch.

Thanks, Dubya.


4 posted on 07/01/2005 3:43:26 PM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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You can be certain Presidente Bush is intimately involved in this.


5 posted on 07/01/2005 3:49:45 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Travis McGee

More squeezing of the firearms market.


6 posted on 07/01/2005 3:58:10 PM PDT by Mr. Nobody
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To: Mr. Nobody
His Father banned a bunch of so called Assault rifles from being imported and the current Pres, banned all imports from Norinco as a trade measure.

I thought it was interesting that he picked a company which primarily makes guns. Actually they made some interesting .45's but thanks to Jr. we no longer have the option of choosing them.

7 posted on 07/01/2005 4:02:59 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: El Laton Caliente

wonderful...Who elected them?

Waiting for the 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' crowd to tell us we should be happy we don't have president kerry in charge...otherwise, well, he'd have the ATF outlaw things at random!


8 posted on 07/01/2005 4:04:47 PM PDT by flashbunny
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To: yarddog
His Father banned a bunch of so called Assault rifles from being imported and the current Pres, banned all imports from Norinco as a trade measure.

I thought it was interesting that he picked a company which primarily makes guns. Actually they made some interesting .45's but thanks to Jr. we no longer have the option of choosing them.

I thought the Chinese/Norinco ban originated with Clinton.

Also, IIRC, the '91 (or thereabouts) semi-auto import ban was, as in this case, simply the BATF exercising the authority granted it under the '68 GCA. At the time, the domestic firearms manufacturers were *lobbying* for the import restrictions, I remember reading their complaints in the trade publications. Plenty of blame to go around, sadly.

9 posted on 07/01/2005 4:11:15 PM PDT by Cloud William (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: yarddog

"You can be certain Presidente Bush is intimately involved in this."

I loathe the bastard - but I'm starting to wonder in retrospect what damage a President Kerry would have done that President Bush isn't already doing.

RKBA, CAFTA, LOST, money and training to Palestinian terrorists, open borders, funding China's re-armament, and probably a liberal USSCJ nominee to boot.

It's pretty nightmarish when you put it into that kind of perspective.


10 posted on 07/01/2005 4:12:27 PM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: Cloud William
I don't know but I specifically remember Bush banning all Norinco imports.

Maybe Clinton banned some guns and Bush banned the rest.

11 posted on 07/01/2005 4:12:57 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: adam_az
I voted for Bush knowing just about what he was going to do.

We just didn't have a choice.

12 posted on 07/01/2005 4:14:52 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: El Laton Caliente
They are proposing changing defintion of "pistol".

link to BATFE proposed change

Quote ---"SUMMARY: The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations relating to machine guns, destructive devices, and certain other firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify the definition of the term ‘‘pistol’’ and to define more clearly exceptions to the ‘‘pistol’’ definition. The added language is necessary to clarify that certain weapons, including any weapon disguised to look like an item other than a firearm or any gun that fires more than one shot without manual reloading by a single function of the trigger, are not pistols and are classified as ‘‘any ot