You are getting me confused now, or maybe I am talking out my ***. I was referring to the assult weapons ban that occured in 1994 I believe.
Federal law generally prohibits the importation of NFA weapons, nonsporting [In the case of rifles and shotguns, "nonsporting" firearms are firearms other than NFA weapons ( e.g. , machineguns) and semiautomatic assault weapons. Administrative criteria are used to determine whether handguns are sporting. The criteria take into account factors such as size, weight, and the presence of safety features.] firearms and ammunition, and surplus military firearms or ammunition. 18 U.S.C. õõ 922(l), 925(d)(3); 26 U.S.C. õ 5844.