Taurus Rifles – Why No Imports?

Texas Deputy asks:

TAURUS: When are you going to start selling your already existing, currently produced long guns in the US?

Bruce Kraft ran this question to ground for the Armed Intelligentsia.

“It turns out that thanks to Senator Dodd’s fascist Gun Control Act of 1968, you cannot import a firearm with a magazine capacity greater than 10 rounds.  They are looking to find a manufacturer to make 30 round mags, or they may have to modify the mag well to take existing mags.”

There you go, kids. Asked and answered.


  1. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    The GSG-522 is imported from Deutschland, yet it accepts normal (more than 10 round) magazines. I think there’s more to it than this.

  2. avatar CarlosT says:

    What about Glocks, SIGs, the XD/XDm series, the Berettas, etc, etc? And if it’s just rifles we’re talking about, what about FN rifles that take more than 10 rounds, such as the PS-90, the SCAR, or the FNAR?

  3. avatar Vigilantis says:

    Thomas Dodd is responsible for the GCA of 1968, not Chris Dodd, his son. Chris Dodd is the one who exacerbated the housing crisis, left the Senate, joined the MPAA, and tried to break the Internet with SOPA and PIPA. Thomas Dodd was also an early drug warrior and was censured for using campaign funds for personal reasons. It’s a tradition of excellence.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Kinda like the Tennesee Gores. Dontcha just hate those hereditary Senate seats?

    2. avatar Tim McNabb says:

      Text amended – good catch

  4. avatar ST says:

    As my casual knowledge on the matter goes,foreign made rifles such as the FN types have to be made partly in America to avoid the import law.Even CAI imports like the WASR have to imported as parts kits and then constructed stateside for sale.The GCA Regs are one reason why Beretta has delayed sale of its ARX series,as they can’t legally import them direct from Italy and their capacity at the USA plant in Maryland is at the limit.

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    Taurus could import the rifles, but then the company would have to double its customer service staff to deal with all the warranty claims.

    1. avatar Tom says:

      Real Reason at last.

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