GUN If I buy an AR lower...

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  1. dano

    dano OT Supporter

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    and then build it once Obama bans assault weapons, can I still build the gun? Is the lower the only part that would then be illegal to sell/purchase?

    I kinda want one, but haven't really looked into it too much. I do know I don't have shit for extra money right now and can't afford to build one. If I could just get a lower and stash it under the bed until next year I just may do that based on what you fellas tell me here.
     
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    Depends on the ay that the law is worded.
     
  3. HisXLNC

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    I'm of the mind that regardless of what the law says, if you've legally bought the parts, build the gun.

    It's called civil disobedience.
     
  4. dano

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    lol
     
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    No and Yes.

    Technically, it has to be assembled before the ban. Realistically, it would be hard for anyone to prove what parts were there or not at the time of the ban.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    It depends on the wording of the law, I think during the last ban the weapon had to be a "complete weapon"

    in reality, if you have an AR its hard to prove when you assembled it. So you could assemble one post ban, assuming that the sales of non-firearms part is not banned.

    The only issue is if there is a sales record of you purchasing major components after the ban, it could be use to prove you built it after the ban was in place. After all how many replacement parts are you going to need at once? An LPK, collapsable stock, buffer tube and barreled upper would raise some eyebrows if someone took a look at you.
     
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    Fuck, I need to buy a lower too.
     
  8. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    To be clear, no one here knows what rights any future bans may gift unto us. The comments made are speculation based on the wording of the ban that expired in 2004.

    Previously, the weapon had to be a complete gun in "preban" configuration before the enactment of the 1994-2004 ban to be legal. The burden of proof was on the government to show that it was assembled "postban", however, as the only thing they could concretely show was the date the lower receiver was transfered.
     
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    :nono: We live in a post-9/11 world, son. Civil disobedience is terrorism.
     
  10. hsmith

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    You bought all the parts with cash at a gun show. You just were making modifications, right?

    :)
     
  11. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Boating accident
     
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    I bought a lower with no idea when I'll be building it. If there IS a ban in effect when you get around to building it, you have the serial numbered part, just buy "replacements" spaced out over the period of a few months or have a few diff. friends buy them if you're really concerned. Realistically you can just say that you had a complete rifle before the ban, wanted to redo it/give it a different purpose and sold all the old parts on craigslist.


    You may want to pick up several 30 round magazines though. A "HIGH CAPACITY CLIP" ban would probably be easier to push through than an AW ban.
     
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    One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.
     
  14. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Wow. Paradigm shift. Boating accidents can now pseudo-legally create illegal firearms in addition to losing destroying them without a trace.

    Rad.
     
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    That's dangerous talk. Maybe you need a good re-education in a shipping container in Cuba.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    My barrel, handguard, upper, and all other parts managed to fall off the side of the boat officer. I was able to save my lower though
     

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