GUN Why hoard stripped AR lowers?

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  1. ZCP M3

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    [If you're not going to resell them during an AWB for profit :o]

    I don't really see the point in buying up 3 or 4 stripped lowers in the event of a looming AWB. What's everyone's reasoning behind it? Why should I have 2 stripped lowers stored in my safe if I already have one built? I've never heard of a lower breaking before.

    Enlighten me OT. :hsd:
     
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    Because they are serialized before any AWB- hence you can build them out even after an AWB takes effect. And sell them at a greatly increased price more than likely. They get grandfathered basically.
     
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    So the point is to have the potential to build AR's after an AWB or sell them for a profit and has nothing to do with reliability/replacement of stuff you currently have built?

    I could maybe see myself picking up ONE to keep and later build up so I wouldn't have to swap uppers to shoot 5.56 or 5.45.
     
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    Well... I've got a Colt Match Target now, but don't want to mod it at all.
    So... going to SBR one and just make an A4 style out of the other.
     
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    does and sbr have to have a registered receiver dedicated to it?
     
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    The ATF considers the receiver the gun, so yes. You could technically have two identical lowers aside from the serial number and it would be illegal to put the SBR upper on one of them.
     
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    I don't really see the point in buying up 3 or 4 stripped lowers in the event of a looming AWB. What's everyone's reasoning behind it? Why should I have 2 stripped lowers stored in my safe if I already have one built? I've never heard of a lower breaking before.
     
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    so that i can do whatever the fuck i want with them in the event of a ban.
     
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    I have at least 2 configs I want to build that I don't currently have the money for. In my eyes, picking them up now so I can build them how I want later makes sense. And if I happen to have a little extra money to buy a few more and make a slight profit on if a ban does happen, all the better. A man can never have enough lowers in his possession.
     
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    All mine are built, i bought all the parts with cash

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    Ohh wait, shit, did I say I hadn't built them yet... :wiggle::x:
     
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    maybe. i thought stripped lowers has to be built into rifles prior to the last awb to be considered preban?
     
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    Nope. Since the lower is the serialized portion it is considered the gun itself (currently). Heard some grumbling about them modifying the language for the new AWB, but haven't seen any documents on it.
     
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    :o no.

    i've put any build plans on hold for a while to buy magazine repair kits and receivers :o
     
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    Gun's have to be assembled prior to ban going into place

    cash for parts nigga!
     
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    Thought any pre-ban weapons could be modified any way you wanted the last time?
     
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    Technically, the lower had to be complete, did not have to have a complete upper, but the lower needed to be complete.

    However, how the hell are they ever going to enforce that. Unless they serialize every part on the rifle, there is no way to control that, even if they require an upper be installed.

    With the ability to always change or modify the upper, there is no way to have it be complete and enforce. All you have to do is say it was complete, or even take a photo of it with another upper on it, then you can always change it around later.

    No way to enforce no matter what the wording says.
     
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    nope, the ban was written so that the rifle (or at least the lower) had to be assembled before the ban.

    that said, the upcoming ban can be written however they choose
     
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    Well... as vwpilot said, good luck to them on the enforcement part
     
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    "i bought the parts in cash"

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    I was just speaking from a legal/definition standpoint. I don't disagree at all with that.
     
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    where you get mag repair kits? pm me if need be
     

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