No Assault Weapons Influx?

Thursday, September 16, 2004

What ever happened to that influx of semi-automatic weapons onto our streets now that they're legal? Could it be that the ant-gun crowd has once again overreacted? From The Arizona Republic:

A 1994 ban on some forms of semiautomatic weapons didn't affect Fred Barten's business, and he doubts it will now that the law has expired.

"You should come in a month from now and see if there's a change," Barten said from behind a counter at the Chandler Gun Shop. "I don't anticipate one."
From Kewanee Star Courier:
The U.S. ban on assault weapons is ending not with a bang but a whimper, say gun sellers and manufacturers who expect no noticeable effect on their business.

''We're certainly not waving our hands and dancing in the streets about it,'' said Mark Westrom, owner of firearms manufacturer ArmaLite Inc.
I hope my Leftist readership (which is larger than any other ideology oddly enough) can get some sleep now that we all know our country hasn't been transformed into the lawless Wild West.