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Looks like anti-gunners are going after homemade firearms

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by jefe, May 24, 2013.

  1. jefe

    jefe Portland Active Member

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    The article (& video) is conveying that criminals are using parts kits to build "assault rifles." I've never heard of a criminal being well-equipped enough to build a rifle that won't blow up in his/her hands. Do criminals really have patience, the proper tooling, and expertise to build firearms? Would they have the intelligence to even properly head-space?

    Lastly, I've never heard of a criminal or maniac going on a shooting rampage with a parts kit build. This is nothing more than a further attack on our 2A. Next they're gonna start demanding background checks for every piece/part of a firearm. Do you want to repair your pistol or rifle? SUBMIT TO A BACKGROUND CHECK. Do you want to replace your barrel or firing pin? SUBMIT TO REGISTRATION.

    I Built This AK-47. It's Legal and Totally Untraceable. | Mother Jones
  2. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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  3. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Ground SN's are totally untraceable too. What's it matter if it's traceable?
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Ungovernable! Become Ungovernable! Gold Supporter

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    Not always, remember the Robert Blake murder trial? They found the murder weapon, a revolver with ground off serials... They were able to still get a read of the numbers because the striking displaced the grain of the metal a fair distance into the thickness of the metal. Its like taking a branding hammer to the end of a log, when you strike it the pattern displaces through the length of the log.
  5. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Guns manufactured prior to GCA1968 were not required to have SN on them. Inexpensive ones did not. There are a few million out there, I own a couple. Complaint is bogus