Off topic, the mini 14 won't be the only gun being banned. Virtually all handguns will be banned also under this new law. IF it does pass they're will be several major lawsuits that will tie it up in court for years. The law won't go into effect if that happens. I'm in the DPRK by the way.I got one in March at Big 5 Sports, but I apparently got lucky as they have only seen a handful all year.
It's been flawless. No FTF, FTE, etc. and it shoots great.
Their distributor told them to not expect ongoing, significant quantities until August.
Best thing is to get on waiting lists at a few different shops.
I put myself on the list for a stainless Mini 14. As long as I get it by December, I'm happy. Minis may well be banned here in California as of January.