At SHOW Show this January, I covered the JR-15 from WEE1 Tactical and thought it was pretty dang awesome. Anti-gun politicians, however, are not so thrilled about the idea of a youth-sized firearm that looks like a scary black gun. In fact, Nanci Pelosi and others mentioned the JR-15 by name as an example of why this new assault weapons ban (AWB) is so dang necessary. BUT…
On Page 16 of the new law, in subsection (D) of the list of exemptions to the AWB, this .22 LR firearm is specifically exempted because it can only fire rimfire ammunition (the bold was added by me to highlight the relevant parts of this section):
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.
Yet another shining example of how the politicians who want to ban firearms know precisely zero about them. They’ll simultaneously hold a specific firearm up as an example of the problem that their law is designed to fix while specifically exempting it from the same law.