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AWB 2022, the way I read it

Here is the a quote from the text of the new AWB that is bothering me the most:

(a) In General.—Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after subsection (u) the following:

(v) (1) It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the possession, sale, or transfer of any semiautomatic assault weapon otherwise lawfully possessed under Federal law on the date of enactment of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any firearm that—

(A) is manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action, except for a shotgun described in section 921(a)(40)(G);

(B) has been rendered permanently inoperable;

(C) is an antique firearm, as defined in section 921 of this title; or

(D) is only capable of firing rimfire ammunition.

The same applies to magazines.

(w) (1) It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

Granted, there is a so-called “grandfather clause” but it says that a weapon (or magazine) is only grandfathered to possess. If you wish to sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of it, it is no longer grandfathered. Not only that, but it is a crime to have that weapon and not securely store it.

What is an assault weapon? Well, the bill defines it as:

A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine; and has any 1 of the following:

  • Any grip, including thumbhole stocks, Thordsen-type grip or stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.
  • A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock, or a stock that is otherwise foldable or adjustable in a manner that operates to reduce the length, size, or any other dimension, or otherwise enhances the concealability, of the weapon
  • a grenade launcher.
  • a barrel shroud.
  • a threaded barrel.

A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 15 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm but not convert the semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun. (Binary trigger, slide fire, and anything else they feel like adding)

Semiautomatic pistols that accept detachable magazines and have any 1 of the following:

  • A threaded barrel
  • A second pistol grip.
  • A barrel shroud.
  • The capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device at some location outside of the pistol grip.
  • is semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm. (So all Glocks, Skorpions, and any other PDW)
  • manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when unloaded. (Desert Eagles)
  • A buffer tube, stabilizing brace or similar component that protrudes horizontally behind the pistol grip. (All AR pistols)

A semiautomatic shotgun that has the capacity of more than than 5 rounds and has any 1 of the following:

  • a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.
  • a Any grip, including thumbhole stocks, Thordsen-type grip or stock, bird’s head grip, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.
  • a forward grip.
  • a grenade launcher.

All belt fed firearms.

Then it goes on to name a bunch of firearms by name. It looks like they went through a gun catalog and just listed all of the scary looking guns. All of the parts of those firearms, including their frames.

They called a CZ Scorpion an AK type firearm, for crying out loud. It also outlaws taping, clipping, or attaching magazines to each other.

With that being said, my read on this is that it has no chance of passing the Senate, and the Dems know it. They are merely trying to pass this bill so they can go back to their base and tell them that they tried.

19 replies on “AWB 2022, the way I read it”

I’m not confident that it wont pass. Things are so balanced that it will only take a couple of turncoats.

Right now, the Senate is pretty close to an even split. It takes 60 votes to break a filibuster. The only way for it to go to a vote is for the rules on that to be suspended, and I don’t see that happening with Slo Jo’s approval numbers being where they are, especially with the independents.

Cooked up by the same geniuses who don’t know what a woman is or what a recession is?
Caligula would laugh at our “elites” and you know basic stock pistols with the ten round Clinton magazines will be added before you can say COV-LARP.
CCP/PRC wants a cakewalk not a rifle behind every blade of grass and quisling traitors are OK with that plan.

There is a line that specifically names the M1 Garand and M1 carbine as exempt. I imagine for the rest, a wood stock and 5 cartridge magazine is enough to fool the anti-gun writers. If the rifle does not look scary it must not be scary.

Whoops, I just went through it again. At the end there is a list of exempt firearms. Mini-14 and 30 is listed as well as the Ruger PC9??? I wonder if they are referring to the new or the old PC9? And the exemptions list is laughably short. Obscure stuff like the FN FAR is not listed. But the Marlin camp carbine is?

The M1A does not appear to be listed. The ruger mini-14 is banned but only the “tactical” version. Same with the SKS, If it is modified to accept detachable magazines, which somehow reclassifies it as an AK-47 variant.

Yeah this looks like some staffers looked up “assault weapons” on google and clicked on the link for GunBroker, or ImpactGuns, then probably had a heart attack. The Appendix looks like someone glanced through the BBGV and fell asleep.

By defining a ‘pistol grip’ as anything that can function as a grip and ‘forward grip’ as see ‘pistol grip’, they have literally banned every self loading rifle that can accept a magazine.

Also, the list of evil guns is the same copy paste as from the ’90 with a couple recent ones added.

My read on the grandfather clause is that you can own, SELL, and TRANSFER existing “assault rifles” if they were legally owned prior to this bill. Same as in the 90’s. Your interpretation doesn’t match the language. Of course, there’s the written law and then there’s the enforced law, but the written language states we can still commerce in the existing inventory of weapons. Plus no confiscation is mentioned.

This is a stupidly horrible bill with sloppy language that will pretty much apply to every thing except single shots, bolt and level actions, and rimfires.

Nope. Read here:
Beginning on the date that is 90 days after the date of enactment of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, it shall be unlawful for any person who is not licensed under this chapter to transfer a grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapon to any other person who is not licensed under this chapter, unless a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer has first taken custody of the grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapon for the purpose of complying with subsection (s). Upon taking custody of the grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapon, the licensee shall comply with all requirements of this chapter as if the licensee were transferring the grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapon from the licensee’s inventory to the unlicensed transferee.
For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘transfer’—

(A) shall include a sale, gift, or loan; and

(B) does not include temporary custody of the grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapon for purposes of examination or evaluation by a prospective transferee.

Since every transfer has to go through a dealer and include a BG check, this is NOT like AWB94.
Note also that there is a grandfather for magazines, but there is no provision for the transfer or change of possession of grandfathered magazines, and all magazines made for the cops and others have to be serialized, registered, and treated like firearms by licensees.

It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a large capacity ammunition feeding device.
Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the possession, sale, or transfer of any semiautomatic assault weapon otherwise lawfully possessed under Federal law on the date of enactment of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022.
A large capacity ammunition feeding device manufactured after the date of enactment of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 shall be identified by a serial number and the date on which the device was manufactured or made, legibly and conspicuously engraved or cast on the device, and such other identification as the Attorney General shall by regulations prescribe.

ok, got me. I didn’t read the full text. But still, there is no confiscation order in the ban. No SWAT team is stacking at your door at 3 am in the morning ready to rush in and shoot your dog, wife, etc. Although I think there are fervent elements of the D party that want that, most of the rest know that is suicide on a national scale. Still, I’m a fierce opponent of the bill, but let’s not overplay what it is. For now, they aren’t seizing weapons we bought legally. For now.

And for the other commenters, no, I don’t have a basement with escape tunnel and bulletproof glass on the front door. And neither do 99.9% of the rest of the posters. Yes, it’d be nice to own an actual castle with moat, but for now the best we can do is nut up and lead the charge the minute SWAT teams start seizing weapons in our area. Assuming we aren’t the first house they hit.

The law of the land is still ‘Shall not be infringed’:
It’s just waiting for the enforcement.

the cost for replacement parts will be astronomical if you are authorized to purchase them…

“All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.” (Marbury vs. Madison, 1803.) “Every law consistent with the Constitution will have been made in pursuance of the powers granted by it.

I acquired and built forearms to shoot marxists; not to give them up.
Let’s roll.

They’re null and void when found to be as such. That usually requires a trip to the supreme court. The feral gubmint has unlimited financial resources. Do you?

I wonder where the 5th Amendment applies in all this; even though “grandfathering” does not constitute outright confiscation, government action which renders legally-owned property, of any type, valueless, or reduces its value, constitutes a Taking.

Over half of the House just violated their oath of office. We’ll see how the Senate fares.

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