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#1 Mario Scarpino

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 06:41 PM

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We need to keep fighting the fight and get the 1986 "no new machineguns" law repealed!! Its the next logical step. If the Thompson is on the C and R list, it has significant value to America (for various reasons). If it is seen as an outdated, old relic with only "historical" value, why then can we not purchase one of these "highly collectible" firearms? Well for me its the limited supply and high demand! We need to make the case that a C and R gun is on the list for a reason. Why should the government restrict us from owning an "outdated", antique firearm???
We should be able to work this to our advantage. We would be right back complying with NFA of 1934! What's the bid deal? If we go on the offensive and give finkstein, chucky, teddy and john boy this to worry about, any new laws to outlaw AW will be secondary and hopefully be a non issue. But we need to take the next step and that's protecting a hobby (Thompson Collecting!!) enjoyed by thousands of gun collectors throughout America.

Remember, there is a new caucus in the House that is supposed to be protecting our Second Amendment freedom. In their mission statement I think it specifically mentions "collect".

Let Roll!!!!

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#2 Lancer

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 06:52 PM

The 1986 ban is on new production which would not be considered C&R. To me the next logical step would be to lift the ban on importing U.S. made military parts and guns.

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#3 Mario Scarpino

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 07:05 PM

Guys,

Sorry about the multiple posts. I kept getting a message that said the site was not responding. All the time it kept posting the darn things!!

My Firearms Curios or Relics List (ATF P 5300.11 (3-2001), Section IV, page 48, list the M1 West Hurley (produced between 1985 and 1986) and the Model 28 Korean War Commemorative (West Hurley) on the C and R list. Has this changed since 2001?

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#4 LIONHART

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 07:23 PM

NO, those were classified as C&R Guns do to their limited production run. If they were produced today, they would not meet C&R status.
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#5 JTinIN

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 09:15 PM

This moring was thinking, just two more years, if the '86 machine gun ban had had a 20 year time out ..... then came back to reality sad.gif

My SOT has his first TSMG, which was machined by himself on a Form 1 and works fine (guess that qualifies him enough to show me how to clean mine ... smile.gif

Edited by JTinIN, 13 September 2004 - 09:17 PM.

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#6 wolfer113

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 12:05 AM

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The 1986 ban is on new production which would not be considered C&R. To me the next logical step would be to lift the ban on importing U.S. made military parts and guns.
I'M WITH YOU THERE!!!!!!! ATLEAST C&R's should be able to come back to us!
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 06:25 AM

I second this idea.-adlake
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