New to the Site AR-15 question

Messages
7
Reactions
0
Hi all,
I have a quick question about the future of AR-15's and other "assault rifle" types. I'm a little worried about being able to buy one in the future with the new President, yet I'm 23 can't afford one at the moment. I was thinking about buying just the lower (or is it the upper?) and that way I technically own an AR-15 and probably still buy the rest to build it legally even they became banned.

Am I being overly paranoid about this, and if I'm not do you see any reason why this wouldn't work?
 
Messages
445
Reactions
4
You're thinking of the lower - that's the part that's registered as the weapon.

Uppers usually get cool restrictions, like in california, the barrel has to be something like five feet long so you can't conceal it *(slight exageration). And they can't have bayonet lugs on 'em. (though I don't know many who have bayonets...)

So your plan would work, but if you want a 16" barrel and don't want the 24" (right, it was 24"?) rule to come back into effect, might want to consider just doing it right and getting the whole thing.

There are a few AR's floating around for sale on the forum.

Paranoid? Well, let's put it this way: My understanding is that the new attorney General on the new administration's cabinet was part of the crew that put the Brady Bill into effect back in the Clinton administration. The new CINC comes from Chicago, one of the few municipalities that banned handguns altogether... Get my drift?

Now of course it will take a while for all of this to be put together, but if you see prices for new go back down to $900 - just pony up and get a good brand that you like. I'm guessing this will happen in 6 months, then we'll start to see serious looks at anti-gun legislation.

Better yet, buy a used one private party.

I used the election results as my justification for getting my Bushmaster ;-)

They're darn fun too.
 
OP
V
Messages
7
Reactions
0
Paranoid? Well, let's put it this way: My understanding is that the new attorney General on the new administration's cabinet was part of the crew that put the Brady Bill into effect back in the Clinton administration. The new CINC comes from Chicago, one of the few municipalities that banned handguns altogether... Get my drift?
Wow, I can't say that I'm Democrat or Republican, but the democrats would do much better if they would just leave guns alone. I highly doubt they would lose many votes if they just left the regulations on firearms as is. Seriously, not that many people really care if the gun laws stay the same, its just a vocal minority that Democrats think they need to play into for votes.

Well anyway, tax returns are around the corner but I'm thinking it would be a better idea to get a handgun for self defense purposes first.
 
Messages
595
Reactions
39
It will be a little while before any serious legislation actually gets passed. There are plenty who remember the Klinton AWB and they're ready for the same garbage from this administration. Nevertheless, I can't see any harm in getting one NOW.
 

swoop

Messages
2,075
Reactions
303
It's not what they say that counts, it's how they vote. Look at obama's record, far, far, left, like moveon.org , code pink, ect. They want your AR'S and hand guns. Buy now if you can. :s0159:
 

Spray-n-pray

Messages
2,155
Reactions
1,522
If all that happens is a ban on future sales, I would be surprised. The Peoples' Republic of Kalifornia told everyone they could keep their "assault" rifles as long as they were registered. Later they knew exactly where and who to go pick them up from. I'm not saying that is going to happen, but it could.......
 
Messages
445
Reactions
4
Wow, I can't say that I'm Democrat or Republican, but the democrats would do much better if they would just leave guns alone. I highly doubt they would lose many votes if they just left the regulations on firearms as is. Seriously, not that many people really care if the gun laws stay the same, its just a vocal minority that Democrats think they need to play into for votes.

Well anyway, tax returns are around the corner but I'm thinking it would be a better idea to get a handgun for self defense purposes first.
This leads to an interesting point - I wish I knew if this was true, but Bill Clinton was reported saying something to the effect of: "Don't get on the bad side of the NRA (gunowners?), that's how you lose popularity"
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Lead Farm Precision Rifle Match
The Lead Farm
34006 Gwinn Rd, Prosser, WA 99350, USA
Arms Collectors of SW Washington Gun Show
Battleground Community Center
912 E Main St, Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA
Rimfire Challenge Dec 12th @ DRRC
Douglas Ridge Rifle Club
27787 OR-224, Eagle Creek, OR 97022, USA
Albany Rifle & Pistol Club (ARPC) Gun Show
Linn County Expo Center
3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, OR 97322, USA

LATEST RESOURCE REVIEWS

  • Sportsman's Warehouse - Albany
    5.00 star(s)
    Good products at good prices with friendly and knowledgeable staff!
    We like to visit the Albany location as it's closer but have been to several others and they have all been great!:D
  • Umpqua Survival
    4.00 star(s)
    Easy NFA transfer
    I had a silencer transferred through their shop. The paperwork was quick and the staff helpful and friendly. Whilst waiting, I did see a nice...
  • MK Tactical
    5.00 star(s)
    Awesome staff
    Being new to the area and having just made an online purchase of an AR lower, I opted to use MK Tactical as my FFL, without knowing anything about...
  • J&B Firearm Sales
    5.00 star(s)
    Good local shop
    Picked up a rifle yesterday from J&B. This was the second or third gun purchase over the last few years from them. I always enjoy stopping by...
  • H&K Gun Shop
    5.00 star(s)
    The only place I have found 9mm in stock
    I’ll admit I didn’t even know this place existed, as I don’t tend to go into Forest Grove often. But it’s a giant (looks bigger from the...
Top Bottom