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Old 04-12-2022, 8:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Ishootforblood View Post

The Armed Scholar does a good job of translating. I like the way he dumbs it down into cliff notes.
He seems to have the same opinion as I posted above:
  • Unserialized 80% receivers/frames - still ok
  • Jigs/tools for finishing 80% receivers/frames - still ok
  • Buying those things separately, possessing them together, and using them to make a finished unserialized firearm for yourself - all still ok (but already-existing CA serialization laws still apply)
  • Unserialized 80% receivers/frames that include jigs/tools sold together as a kit - now can't be sold. That's the only new change that affects 80% firearm hobbyists - you have to buy those things separately now. Most 80% retailers had already moved to doing that in recent years anyways.

In summary, the anti-2a politicians and media are touting a massive victory, while pro-2a groups and media are throwing a tantrum, when in reality not much has effectively changed.

There is NOTHING in the new regulations that say anything about having to serialize barrels, triggers, springs, etc. I don't know where those claims came from (possibly from an older version of the proposed regulations?). Under these new regs, you'll still be able to buy, for example, an AR lower parts kit or even a complete AR barreled upper without needing a serial or needing to go through an FFL. You can even continue to order those "everything except the stripped lower" AR build kits shipped straight to your doorstep.

The (only) other relevant change made by these new regulations, which pertains to serializing both receivers in a "split receiver" firearm design:

It only applies to future firearm designs that don't exist yet. Split-receiver designs such as the AR-pattern continue to be immune from needing both receiver halves serialized, because they are not a new design - existing firearm designs are exempt from the new split-receiver serialization requirement. Only new gun designs that operate in a mechanically different way from existing firearm designs will need both receivers serialized going forward - all currently existing firearm designs (AR pattern, AK pattern, SCAR pattern, etc) are exempt from needing both receiver halves serialized.
Settle down, folks. The new "ghost gun" regulations probably don't do what you think they do.

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