Based on my experience up in the DPRofMD, if one didn't already have one, for an "pre-election investment gun" perhaps an M1A would be a higher priority than the M1 Garand since the gun grabbers tend to go after magazine fed guns more. The M1A became a banned firearm in the DPRofMD since Martin O'Malley's "Firearms Safety Act" became law on 1 October 2013.Do you have a Garand?
It's come down quite a bit. About the same as a box of 45 these days.FN PS 90 MSRP $1449
Ammo is not cheap.
"She" cannot do that. It would take an act of Congress. Now, it is possible that Congress would go along with her on such a thing, but the President does not get to just change laws whenever he/she wants to.She might limit them to 5 or 7.
How will this be as an investment? A 'marked' piece for the future or one which will be left alone?An SA M1a in s/s loaded config with arms mounts for dual purpose roles of battle rifle or sniper rifle.
Another suggestion might be an X95 Tavor, which I think is what CZFAN meant in post #3.