Since we have had a few threads about guns I thought some of you would find this interesting. The Brady Bill is set to expire on sept.13. For us Gun nuts, what this means is more fun, but for all those liberal anti-gun fanatics, it's the end of the world. harharharh Q: What is the status of the federal assault weapons ban? A: The federal law banning the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons, known as the federal assault weapons ban, was passed as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. President Clinton signed it into law on September 13, 1994. The current ban is set to expire on September 13, 2004. Q: What are the provisions of the ban? A: On September 13, 1994, domestic gun manufacturers were required to stop production of semi-automatic assault weapons and ammunition clips holding more than 10 rounds except for military or police use. Imports of assault weapons not already banned by administrative action under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush were also halted. Assault weapons and ammunition clips holding more than 10 rounds produced prior to September 13, 1994, were "grandfathered" in under the law and can still be possessed and sold. The 1994 law also prohibits manufacturers from producing firearms with more than one of the following assault weapon features: Rifles Folding/telescoping stock Protruding pistol grip Bayonet mount Threaded muzzle or flash suppressor Grenade launcher Pistols Magazine outside grip Threaded muzzle Barrel shroud Unloaded weight of 50 ounces or more Semi-automatic version of a fully automatic weapon Shotguns Folding/telescoping stock Protruding pistol grip Detachable magazine capacity Fixed magazine capacity greater than 5 rounds Edit*-What this may mean, in retrospect, is that , If Kerry wins, between the time that the bill expires and the turnover in January, we have 4 months to grab all the "illegal" assault weapon accesorries before Kerry undoubtedly extends the bill, or worse, institutes one even more strict.