Ban on Import of 7.62×39 Ammo

Feb 2, 1994
Ban on Import of 7.62×39 Ammo

In a NutShell

Someone made a pistol that shot 7.62x39mm ammo, and therefore steel core 7.62×39 ” pistol” ammo was now banned from import

ATF sent out a memo that the steel core (Norinco) ammo could no longer be sold by dealers

Olympic arms owner messed up all of surplus 7.62×39 imports

Ban on Import of 7.62×39 Ammo

Feb 2, 1994
Ban on Import of 7.62×39 Ammo

In a NutShell

Someone made a pistol that shot 7.62x39mm ammo, and therefore steel core 7.62×39 ” pistol” ammo was now banned from import

ATF sent out a memo that the steel core (Norinco) ammo could no longer be sold by dealers

Olympic arms owner messed up all of surplus 7.62×39 imports

7N6 5.45×39 Ammunition Ban 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

AK-Ban-5.45×39

What Is 5.45×39 Ammo?

When ATF tested the 7N6 samples provided by CBP, they were found to contain a steel core. ATF’s analysis also concluded that the ammunition could be used in a commercially available handgun, the Fabryka Bronie Radom, Model Onyks 89S, 5.45×39 caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was approved for importation into the United States in November 2011. Accordingly, the ammunition is “armor piercing” under the section 921(a)(17)(B)(i) and is therefore not importable.


What Started all This?

What Is 5.45×39 Ammo?

What Is AP Ammo?
Gun Control Act of 1968
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994

Who can Own AP Ammo?

7.62×39 Steel-Core “Ban”

5.45×39 Pistols
– XCR-L 5.45x39mm Pistol – JBI Armory 5.45x39mm Pistol – Horns Custom Rifles 5.45x39mm Pistol
Other “Rifle” Caliber Pistols

What is Next?

Who can Own AP Ammo?

7.62×39 Steel-Core “Ban”

Semi Automatic Rifle Import Ban (1989)

Semi Automatic Rifle Import Ban

  • Wed March 15, 1989 – spring suspension
  • July 7, 1989 – Signed into law
  • Bush Administration
  • banned imports of semiautomatic assault rifles indefinitely
  • announced by William J. Bennett, the director of national drug policy
  • requests from importers to bring in the rifles had nearly tripled those for all of 1988
  • Law enforcement officers have complained they are often outgunned by drug-traffickers and other criminals who carry high-powered weapons that fire many rounds without needing reloading.
  • Doctors and nurses in major cities have reported sharp increases in the numbers of deaths and serious wounds from such weapons
  • firearms dealers attributed the sharp jump in import-permit applications to a fear by the gun-owning public that purchase of the weapons soon would be prohibited
  • Stephen E. Higgins, the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, estimated that half the owners of assault rifles are collectors.

Ban on Import of 7.62×39 Ammo

Feb 2, 1994
Ban on Import of 7.62×39 Ammo

In a NutShell

Someone made a pistol that shot 7.62x39mm ammo, and therefore steel core 7.62×39 ” pistol” ammo was now banned from import

ATF sent out a memo that the steel core (Norinco) ammo could no longer be sold by dealers

Olympic arms owner messed up all of surplus 7.62×39 imports

Semiautomatic Rifle Import Ban (1989)

July 7, 1989
Semiautomatic Rifle Import Ban stopped import of ‘assault style’ rifles
President George H.W. Bush signs a ban on the importation of semi-automatic assault weapons .. ..six months after a gunman armed with a Chinese-made AKM (AK47) kills six children at a Stockton, California school.

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Semi Automatic Rifle Import Ban (1989)

  • Wed March 15, 1989
  • Bush Administration
  • banned imports of semiautomatic assault rifles indefinitely
  • announced by William J. Bennett, the director of national drug policy
  • requests from importers to bring in the rifles had nearly tripled those for all of 1988
  • Law enforcement officers have complained they are often outgunned by drug-traffickers and other criminals who carry high-powered weapons that fire many rounds without needing reloading.
  • Doctors and nurses in major cities have reported sharp increases in the numbers of deaths and serious wounds from such weapons
  • firearms dealers attributed the sharp jump in import-permit applications to a fear by the gun-owning public that purchase of the weapons soon would be prohibited
  • Stephen E. Higgins, the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, estimated that half the owners of assault rifles are collectors.

Semi Automatic Rifle Import Ban (1989)

Semi Automatic Rifle Import Ban

  • Wed March 15, 1989 – spring suspension
  • July 7, 1989 – Signed into law
  • Bush Administration
  • banned imports of semiautomatic assault rifles indefinitely
  • announced by William J. Bennett, the director of national drug policy
  • requests from importers to bring in the rifles had nearly tripled those for all of 1988
  • Law enforcement officers have complained they are often outgunned by drug-traffickers and other criminals who carry high-powered weapons that fire many rounds without needing reloading.
  • Doctors and nurses in major cities have reported sharp increases in the numbers of deaths and serious wounds from such weapons
  • firearms dealers attributed the sharp jump in import-permit applications to a fear by the gun-owning public that purchase of the weapons soon would be prohibited
  • Stephen E. Higgins, the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, estimated that half the owners of assault rifles are collectors.

Semiautomatic Rifle Import Ban (1989)

July 7, 1989
Semiautomatic Rifle Import Ban stopped import of ‘assault style’ rifles
President George H.W. Bush signs a ban on the importation of semi-automatic assault weapons .. ..six months after a gunman armed with a Chinese-made AKM (AK47) kills six children at a Stockton, California school.

#GunChannels
#GunWebsites #GunLaws #GunTyrany#GunInfo #DumbLaws #Guns


Semiautomatic Rifle Import Ban (1989)

July 7, 1989
Semiautomatic Rifle Import Ban stopped import of ‘assault style’ rifles
President George H.W. Bush signs a ban on the importation of semi-automatic assault weapons .. ..six months after a gunman armed with a Chinese-made AKM (AK47) kills six children at a Stockton, California school.

#GunChannels
#GunWebsites #GunLaws #GunTyrany#GunInfo #DumbLaws #Guns