Ban no-longer is in effect. Just go out and get yourself a new one.
I know the ban is over, I just added the "Pre-Ban" for age reference. No, I would not trade my AR-15 for a new one. This particular baby has been customized by a buddy whom is an expert with these type of weapons. He also does his own loads. He did three tours in 'Nam as a Green Beret with the MAC/SOG unit.