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FeebMaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-30-04 12:50 PM
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7. It should be noted
that the reason machine guns are so expensive is that in 1986 Reagan banned future civilian manufacture of machine guns. Any machine gun made after the cutoff date in 1986 can only be transfered to a government agency.

The civilian supply is frozen at around a quarter million machine guns. That's why something like a Sten, which probably costs about $20 to manufacture, will probably easily bring over $1000 on the market today. (I don't own any, so I don't know what they go for these days. It's been almost 18 years, now, since the ban. The prices are going to keep climbing).

Eventually, when the last pre-'86 machine gun breaks, which granted, might take a hundred years or more, civilian ownership of machine guns will effectively be banned completely.
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  -A thread for reference - Assault Weapons lunabush  Jan-30-04 10:52 AM   #0 
  - There's more than one bill  slackmaster   Jan-30-04 11:19 AM   #1 
  - I'll address question #2 since slackmaster did sucha good job on #1  alwynsw   Jan-30-04 11:41 AM   #2 
  - I'll address question #3  Superfly   Jan-30-04 11:50 AM   #3 
  - Select Fire, or true full auto assault weapons ...  DonP   Jan-30-04 12:05 PM   #4 
     - It should be noted  FeebMaster   Jan-30-04 12:50 PM   #7 
  - 3. What weapons, if any, should be banned.  RoeBear   Jan-30-04 12:17 PM   #5 
  - Here are the proposals:  MrBenchley   Jan-30-04 12:49 PM   #6 
  - I got most of the Senate names  lunabush   Jan-30-04 03:28 PM   #17 
     - As nearly as I can tell  MrBenchley   Jan-30-04 03:51 PM   #18 
  - Thanks, gang for an informative and pleasant thread  lunabush   Jan-30-04 01:42 PM   #8 
  - A real AK-47 is legally a machinegun therefore not an AW  slackmaster   Jan-30-04 01:53 PM   #9 
  - so, unless one of the amnested 'nam era weapons  lunabush   Jan-30-04 02:02 PM   #13 
     - Not necessarily  Columbia   Jan-30-04 02:07 PM   #14 
     - Close but not the whole picture  slackmaster   Jan-30-04 02:12 PM   #15 
     - The AK designation is thrown around a lot.  DonP   Jan-30-04 03:16 PM   #16 
  - The wide varying definitions of assault weapons  Columbia   Jan-30-04 01:54 PM   #10 
     - Assault weapon is strictly a legal term  slackmaster   Jan-30-04 01:55 PM   #11 
        - I agree  Columbia   Jan-30-04 01:56 PM   #12 
  - Here goes.  Hammie   Jan-30-04 05:55 PM   #19 

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