Originally Posted by bu-bye
So this would be good new for my KT-10 build right. KT-10 is what KT Ordnance calls their 80% "AR-10" lower. As long as the mag is pinned and its not on the list its ok and If it does make the list I can unpin the mag.
I would perhaps be a bit careful with homebuilt lowers, as opposed to acquiring an off-list limited production commercial lower like Artherd did. [If you got a letter from DOJ allowing this, though, go for it. Your letter to DOJ should be addressed to same people as artherd's and be phrased similarly.]
The problem here is that a key basic premise of Harrott v. Kings County
holds that ARs/AKs had to be specifcally declared/named & promulgated (by being listed on DOJ Roster of AR15 and AK Series Weapons
), by name, mfgr, model, etc. in order to be banned AWs. If not on this Roster
, the the receivers are apparently OK providing no SB23 evil features attached.
Until I saw the DOJ response to Artherd's request, I'd always believed Harrott
to not offer much protection. But this seems to be OK.
The problem w/homebrew receivers is that it might well be regarded by a court as impossible and impracticable for DOJ to specifically list details of every homebrew AR/AK receiver - esp as Harrott
mandates it has to be listed on DOJ's Roster
by name/mfgr/model, etc. Since your receiver would be something like "Jim Bob's Receiver #2", there thus could be a reasonable chance that Harrott
protections would not carry over to homebrew receivers. This is a decision that would, it seem to me, be a matter of law and be made by a judge.
This would then make these homebrew receivers fully subject to prior Kasler
decision, which put all ARs and AKs back into Type I category regardless of attached evil features - and under Kasler, if it looks/works like an AR, it is an AR.