Originally Posted by bluez
Pretty rough crowd here.
Talk about trying to mint new AR/AK owners as an act of political activism (this is the subofrum for it) and getting no love..
That's been tried before - no luck. In fact, IMHO, trying to open our arms up and be all-inclusive had an undesirable effect for all us non-dealers:
Back when the May 1986 "new mfg MG ban" was instituted (pre Internet days, communications were not as fast and furious (pun intended) as they are now) we NFA fans tried to build support and "legitimacy" for NFA ownership by scattering the net far and wide to stir interest in legal MGs.
Maybe by increased numbers of owners, we could get the impetus for the politicians to ditch the midnight law...
Didn't work to reverse the ban legislation, which will never be reversed unless done by the Supremes.
But what did work;
creation of a huge demand for a tiny pool of transferable MGs - - making it nearly impossible to save up enough/fast enough to afford that TSMG you had always wanted.
Back then, going into debt for $800.00 for a dream-gun wasn't that out of reach, today - $14K-plus - most of us have too many family priorities and responsibilities to participate in the NFA play.
So much for being "inclusive".