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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:09 AM

Was anyone ever arrested, fined or jailed for violation of the Assault Weapon Ban?

During its 10 year reign of terror, was a Manufacturer, importer or citizen ever in violation? What happened? Was the punishment severe?

Just wondering if anyone can remember anything about that part of the ban.

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Reply Was anyone ever arrested, fined or jailed for violation of the Assault Weapon Ban? (Original post)
rgbecker Dec 2012 OP
Recursion Dec 2012 #1
Buzz Clik Dec 2012 #2
rgbecker Dec 2012 #3
Buzz Clik Dec 2012 #5
Recursion Dec 2012 #4
Buzz Clik Dec 2012 #6
rgbecker Dec 2012 #7
Recursion Dec 2012 #8
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #9
Recursion Dec 2012 #10
oldhippie Dec 2012 #11
X_Digger Dec 2012 #12

Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:18 AM

1. No; gunmakers removed the bayonet lugs from their rifles

And renamed the TEC-9 the AB-10 (for "After Ban"), which in both cases made them legal under it.

Seriously, a lot of the resistance to it was not because "it took our guns" (people who owned them knew it didn't do that) but because it was such an unbelievably stupid law and its supporters didn't even bother to find out what it did, so it seemed like a pointless culture war "fuck you" to gun owners.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:22 AM

2. Yes. Did you bother to research your question?

There is no shortage of search engines to assist you.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:30 AM

3. Thought knowledgeable people on Du would help me out by saving me some time.

Too, I was hoping to see if DU members would have any thoughts concerning enforcement of Gun Control laws that might be enacted because of the Newtown Tragedy.

Thanks for the idea though....do you have a favorite search engine?

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:37 AM

5. Take off.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:35 AM

4. Huh? Intratec folded because of the cost of civil litigation

I can't think of a manufacturer that ran afoul of the ban per se.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:37 AM

6. Read the OP again.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:59 AM

7. One quick search picked up this webpage about Intratec.

http://www.vpc.org/intrtec.htm

Nothing about being charged by Feds that I see. Interesting that they renamed a gun to get around a California law.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:12 AM

8. IIRC it was a civil case by the state of California

After some mass shooting or other where the gunman used a TEC-9. This was back in the 80s, and the case dragged on for over a decade, and eventually they just declared bankruptcy even though they "won" their case for the most part.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:58 AM

9. And they somehow came back with a similar model IIRC

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:59 AM

10. Yeah. Changed from "TEC-9" to "AB-10" for "After Ban"

It was a dick move. It was also a shitty gun.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:03 AM

11. In a quick web search I couldn't find any ......

 

Anybody else? Since the law primarily applied to manufacturers, I think they complied with the law.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:08 AM

12. Not that I can recall, no.

Since it was a law that applied to the manufacture and importation, it wouldn't have been like Joe Schmoe down the street got in trouble with the feds.

I do remember some overzealous cop trying to claim that some guy's magazine marked as 'LEO Only' (>10 rounds) was illegal *after* the ban expired, but that was more of a rolling of eyes news story.

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