The government requires that the lower receiver of a rifle be registered and maintain a serial number, even if sold separately from every other part of a rifle. The lower receiver by itself is viewed as a firearm by Uncle Sam. 2nd AM Arms has a novel idea to get around this, and possibly even future restrictions on “Assault Weapons,” they’re only selling you an 80% complete AR-15 lower receiver.
They provide detailed instructions on how to complete the final 20% of the work on the lower receiver. You’ll then need to put together the rest of the firearm, but once you do, you’ll have a perfectly working firearm.
They are using crowd funding site Rockethub to fund their campaign, and while they’ve currently met their goal, you can still get in on the action. For $5, they’ll send a copy of the 2nd amendment to Obama and Feinstein, along with this note:
“Not only will you not be allowed to take away our rights but your attempt at creating a ban has put one more gun into the hands of a responsible citizen. So, thank you. Signed, [Your Name Here]” Higher contributions will of course get you one or more lower receivers, they’ll even include the text of the second amendment on them for you.
Combine this with the work Defense Distributed is doing on 3D printing pretty much all aspects of a firearm, and it looks like any proposed “Assault Weapons” ban is going to have a very tough time indeed.