Originally Posted by raygun
The trade body (GTA) was there in 1997 when this problem arose and presumably took part in the discussion and was party to the solution. This attitude is not new to the GTA if Tony Belas is to be believed. Daystates reason for not producing the SA was that the H.O. had said they would immediately ban it. This was around 2002/3 so around the same time the FCC confirmed again they were legal. Perhaps the H.O.never said such a thing.
There has been no change in the advice since the GTA were party to that advice. If they were happy with it then, why not now. Maybe the fact they have lost their members business has something to do with it.
I can`t for the life of me see that being the case for daystate not to produce a s/a rifle, with the prices they charge for their guns their share of the uk market is tiny and there is plenty of evidence that they will produce guns with the export market being their first aim, perhaps this will be another case similar to the a/t debacle that amta/gta state was demanded by the home office but every one there flatly refuses to confirm that they ever asked for it