There is no loophole, I am referring to what the law actually says. You actually posted it. It is the Paragraph before (1).
The assembly prohibition merely doesn't apply to sales to gov'tl agencies.
Again, the key word is ASSEMBLY, not possession.
Even if Benelli broke the law, I don't care. I didn't ASSEMBLE it, I am a mere possessor.
I have taken them down and there are no "made in usa" stampings.