That’s because gun owners are also in favor of some serious changes in the law. We’ve been arguing for decades that the existing laws are idiotic.
Dunno how many people saw it, but the case in California against a Joseph Roh confirms it recently; per the ATF’s own guidelines, no single component of an AR-15 is considered a firearm receiver. Someone with the legal cajones could challenge the rule in court and, if successful, change the gun world by making it possible to buy ALL of the parts for an AR-15 and assemble it at home, without needing a background check. Today, you have to have the lower receiver sent to an FFL for a background check first.
I won’t lie, part of our interest is to make the law a little less strict on us, but the number of braindead rules out there is stifling and hurts gun control efforts. For example, short barreled rifles are considered NFA firearms, and are defined as either having a barrel length of under 16″ or an overall length of less than 24″, all as an effort to curtail concealable weapons. But, this rule means that a rifle 48″ long (longer than an AR-15) with a 15.5″ barrel is considered a concealable weapon and requires an additional background check and tax stamp.
Don’t even get me started on AR pistols.
And on top of that, the current wait time for NFA approvals is, like, a year. The number of people out there who would rather just skip the NFA approval and build an SBR without is shocking. Because of the beauracratic foul up, people are less likely to abide by the law.
Our gun laws are moronic. Gun owners will say as much.
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