This may sound silly, but what does 'PreBan' mean, and how do guns sold with this lable differ?
There have been changes since you last were current, Mr. President.
I'm no expert but the thumbnail idea here was about importing "assault weapons" and high capacity magazines to the best of my memory. I have no interest in these items in case any ATF or Der Fatherland security agents are reading along, but that might help until someone up to date can post the details. For some reason I think that ban expired and I don't know what is legal and what isn't anymore.
There has been a fear that the Amish AlQueda has been stockpiling machine guns to repell federal raids against their trafficking of dangerous milk.[sic]
Gee, I was just askin'
As in "Bushmaster M4A3 PreBan" as seen at cabelas.com
I apologize if the response was too intense. I would have no idea except if Cabellas is selling it it would be legal perhaps more expensive since new competition was banned.
It usually means that it was built prior to the enactment of the Clinton gun ban in 1994. From 1994 until the expiration of the ban in 2004 manufacturers couldn't sell semi-automatic rifles with certain supposedly evil features, or magazines capable of holding more than10 cartridges. Firearms and magazines produced prior to the ban (i.e. "pre-ban") were grandfathered and sold for a premium price for those dark ten years.
For us in Maine it's basically meaningless now. But for folks in states with state level bans still in place, it's the only way to legally purchase a semi-automatic rifle with the supposedly evil features like a flash suppressor and collapsible stock.
Has anyone noticed a rise in drive-by bayonetings since it became legal to sell guns with bayonet lugs again?