I miss Bill, if he is still around our little rifles could be saved....It was on the original 1994 AWB list (and California's) but was dropped in committee when Bill Ruger agreed to stop selling high cap mags to the civilian market. Some of the "Tactical" mini's are banned by features (Bayo lug, flash hider, folding stock, pistol grip) which the Ca. ban still retains.
Correct. The NY website actually does specifically name the Ruger Mini-14 as not being included in the ban (go to the end):under NY's new laws, the mini is not called out by name. However, only the wood stock model with 5 round mag would avoid being labeled an assault weapon, requiring registration. It only takes 1 feature from the feature list for it to be considered an assault weapon. My mini will be ok, if i take off the AFG, and cut the brake off my Mo-Reaper. It seams so silly.
Thats not necessarily true. Here in CA our courts struck down banning by "series" such as AK and AR and can only ban specific models or features that logic could be applied the mini too. There could be hopeThe Mini-30 is consider a variant of the Mini-14 so they will go down together. I havent seen it listed on Feinsteins's bill, but as Old Navy said the M1 is. Also the bill states that once passed the Attorney General has the power to add to the list without any further Congressional action. Mr and Mrs America get ready to turn them in.