Hello all. I live in South-Central Kentucky, so I usually play around E-Town and occasionally make the trip to Louisville, but to get on topic I specifically want some help in purchasing my (technically) first rifle. This would be my first rifle purchase as I am 18, but I have been around firearms my whole life. I have shot high powered rifles, shotguns, handguns, and bows, but I have decided that the first firearm I will purchase as an adult will be a rifle. It is certainly bad timing that the rifle I would like to purchase would be an AR-15 style set-up, with the latest legislation scare, and I realize the demand for these rifles are sky-rocketing. I've spoke with many of the local FFL's around here and they are telling me they aren't able to special order anything at this time. This is weird, because I have spoke with Bushmaster to which they tell me that they are making guns everyday, and that a special order would just be a matter of waiting, That being said, I was wondering if any of you guys had any advice as to how I could obtain one of these rifles. My father carried a Colt M4 in Kuwait, and I would really enjoy going out to the range with him some with an AR15 style rifle. Perhaps you could point me in the direction of other semi-auto rifles such as a Garand or M14? I have my Great-Grandfathers Springfield from WWII, so maybe I could be into something to mid 20th century as well. Thanks.
*EDIT* Need SOME assistance. Gah what a nooby fail!