clinton did this to chinese weapons and ammo.
Before Clinton Bush I issued a royal decree implementing a very broad import ban. Clinton extended it, and Bush II never raised a finger to undo either. LINK
"The Bush Administration declared a permanent ban today on almost all foreign-made semiautomatic assault rifles. Imports of the weapons have been suspended since spring."
I despise what Obama stands for as much as anyone, but when people ignore the role of the GOP and lay it all at the feet of the Democrats they are just setting themselves up to elect people who will do the exact same thing with only an R in place of a D.
The vote yesterday was very close. If it had not been for Toomey, McCain and their ilk it would never have gotten this far. If people who claim to be "conservatives" ignore this and continue to vote for these kinds of Republicans because of the "Democrat bad, Republican good" or the "lessor of two-evils" mentality without looking at individuals, the left will eventually win on this.
People forget that Bush II had his soliciter general argue against Heller in D.C. vs Heller, and publically stated that he would like to see the 94 AWB not allowed to expire.
Had Romney who supported an "assault weapons" ban in MA, won the election, "common sense" gun-control would already have been signed into law.