Skip to comments.Authorities Suspect Gun Used in Midland Was Illegally Made and Sold
Posted on 09/05/2019 10:30:49 AM PDT by rktman
Law enforcement authorities believe the gun used in Saturdays Midland-Odessa shooting was illegally made and illegally sold from a man in Lubbock, Texas.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that authorities have a person of interest they believe may have made the gun at his home before selling it to the gunman who opened fire on August 31.
It is legal to piece together a gun at home for personal use in numerous states around the country, but it is illegal to sell that gun.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
No, marking requiements, ie. Serial numbers, only apply to licensed manufacturers, at least with regards to Title I guns.
So, yet another law broken.
QUICK! PASS MORE LAWS!!!!
“...Ping! We talked about this a couple of weeks ago.
One criminal used a suppressor.
Another used an AR pistol.
Three times is enemy action.
I can’t help but agree. Waaay too obvious. We know the communists are scared spitless of the idea of People even having guns in the first place...let alone building their own untraceables. These events could very well be staged to infringe on our rights even more. It would be delicious to find enough solid evidence to prove it though.
“...How about simply ENFORCING THE DAMN LAWS THAT ALREADY EXIST! ...”
Exactly! However, that doesn’t meet the needs of the communist agenda of disarming the populace. Look at CA: those azzclowns out there acquitted a 5-time deported, illegal alien that outright shot and killed an innocent American citizen. Then their Senator, the vile Botoxian, starts screaming for more gun control laws after this event. The hypocrisy and stupidity of these communists absolutely know no bounds.
As I recall there was some question about Interstate Commerce. The way the laws were introduced, through regulation of Interstate Commerce were being tested. There was some thought you COULD manufacture to sell just about anything as long it was only for use inside the state of manufacture. IIRC they seriously screwed with someone who was doing this and IIRC he won.
Not senator, congresswoman...my bad.
Perhaps true in this particular case but not generally.
What generally happens is that the charge related to unlicensed manufacture is used as a throw-away to pressure the defendant into accepting a plea bargain on the more serious charges that started their being investigated to begin with.
The unlicensed manufacture is a Fed. charge, the Fed’s are not really interested in prosecuting the local dope dealer, child molester, rapist, check kiter, etc.
But the local DA likes using the threat of a Fed. charge to get the defendant to plead out.
Avoiding actual trial seems to be the major effort of DA’s these days.
Maybe because we just have too many laws on the books, maybe because counties don’t want the expense so “Saving the taxpayers money” is now the priority?
Expect this guy to spend about $40K in legal fees and get probation.
All for an AR he maybe made a hundred dollar profit on!
I think the government has been hesitant to charge many gun crimes because virtually all gun laws are infringements of the Second Amendment. It only takes a few cases to turn things around.
The DC law requiring guns to be locked up at home gave us the Heller Decision. The Chicago law against handguns at home gave us the McDonald Decision. More recently the Massachusetts law against stun guns gave us the Caetano Decision.
That is only three Supreme Court decisions and the effect has been to significantly change the legal environment for gun owners. One or two more decisions by the SCOTUS and we will begin to see dramatic changes here in the People's Republik of Kalifornia.
Selling any firearms as a business w/o an FFL is illegal. Making (80%) receiver and eventually selling it or any other firearm one owns other than as a business is not illegal. Occasional buy/sell is not illegal.
There is a glitch however, making any AR lower ( the actual firearm per the law) into a rifle or pistol is authorized, but one cannot take apart a rifle, use that lower to build a pistol ( IOW, remove the rifle buffer/stock and un pin the rifle upper, add pistol buffer parts, then snap in a pistol upper) that is a felony.... It is the law, it does not need to make any sense.
So, selling a firearm made by oneself to another is not necessarily illegal. The guy who made it needs to have his ducks in a row, otherwise they will find something to hook him on. I would recommend he say absolutely nothing to the ATF folks w/o a firearms lawyer present.
you can assemble you own gun out of parts you buy. The lower has the serial number and is considered the “weapon” by ATF.. the rest is just parts.
You do not have to have a lower with a serial number if you are going to use the gun on your own property for your own use.
If you want to sell a gun you have put together, you must have used a serially numbered lower, or applied for the appropriate FFL manufacturers license and applied a serial number to your home made lower before the sale.
In Texas and the other free states.
This is mainstream media LIES.
DA’s want to preserve a 100% conviction rate at all costs so they can get paid by the big defense firms in a few years... so they let dangerous criminals out on the street to preserver their future earnings all the time.
Only the super air tight cases get prosecuted. The people get to suffer.
Whatever, Murder is already Illegal so everything else regarding this POS is just blather for the Anti Second Amendment Traitors.
The direct answer to your question is about 1/2 way down the page: https://prepperswill.com/how-to-build-an-unregistered-survival-rifle-with-hand-tools/
However, there are a lot of other answers on the link.
Criminals will get what they want one way or another. Many of them make synthetic drugs and pills full of synthetic drugs. One way to distract them and detain them from committing mass murders is to bust them for drugs again and again.
Check this out. Some of you might be surprised.
American Convicted Felon Everyday Carry (EDC)
Strictly speaking, the firearm was legally made, but selling it was the crime.
You mean,,,,,,, you mean........they break the law?!
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