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Mother Jones Not Happy With Obama on AWB

They seem to be upset that even after Calderon’s speech before Congress, that Obama still doesn’t want to touch the assault weapons issue. There’s a great irony, also, in the photo Mother Jones chose for their article. The rifle appearing is a South Korean assault rifle made by Daewoo, which has never been lawful to import into the United States for civilian use. There is a semi-automatic variant called the DR-200, but they were made illegal for importation into the United States in 1997 because they were determined to be non-sporting under the Gun Control Act of 1968. There are very few of those in the country. Obama hasn’t reversed that determination. If you’re going to pick a firearm to illustrate the point that Obama won’t ban assault weapons, it’s probably best not to pick one that’s already banned, and still banned.

5 Responses to “Mother Jones Not Happy With Obama on AWB”

  1. Ronnie says:

    Those Daewoo rifles look really neat if you ask me. I could be wrong about this, but the Daewoo looks like it uses the same exact lower receiver as the M-16/AR-15/M4 type rifles.

  2. Sebastian says:

    Nope… it’s a different lower if you look at it.

  3. Eagle 1 says:

    There were some Daewoo K1 and K2s imported before the Bush 41 import ban in ’89. Not many, but a few which today if you can find one commands big bucks ala the products of the “You Suck and We Hate You” brand.

    Eagle 1

  4. Guav says:

    Well, that’s what happens when someone who knows nothing about guns goes to Flickr and just does a search for “assault weapon”–they assume that any results they get are exactly what they are talking about.

  5. kaveman says:

    I have one of those Daewoos. Basically a cross breed between an AK and AR. Even takes AR mags.

    Love it.

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