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AH! The ‘Stuff’ Of The Internet…

I try to limit the flotsam and jetsam (i.e. Spam) in my primary email inboxes.  Not because I fear viruses (I do!) but because they are a waste of time.

But, spam filters being imperfect, sometimes ‘things’ get through!

Witness below:

(From a free DVD!)

Would You Like To Own A 100% Legal Glock 9mm That The Government Doesn’t Know Exists?…
Using Nothing But A Hacksaw, File, Drill And This Breakthrough FREE DVD You Can Literally Create A Fully Functional Undetectable Glock 9mm In Your Garage In Under An Hour, Just Like This…
P.S. This is currently 100% legal in all 50 states and I’d love to give it to you for free right now…
(Now, if memory serves, BATFE rules state you can ‘make’ your own firearm for personal use.  Whether or not this kind of ‘making’ is allowed under the rules I’m reluctant to test!  And the rules may have been changed w/o them notifying me!)
Not to mention, I’m mechanically challenged.  I can completely disassemble (and reassemble) a standard AR15, a S&W ‘old-school’ revolver and most Browning-designed semiautomatics.  I ‘accurized’ a 1911 by taking a raw barrel bushing and using only my hands, sanded the barrel contact surface until the barrel just made it through.  Took about 4 hours.
BUT, building a ghost gun from parts?!
Yeah, I don’t know…
Plus, what if you are carrying it and questioned by the local police.  Will they know it is technically legal?
And there’s that whole BATFE thing!
Not for me!
To the spam cave!
(If you are interested in such things, I’m certain the Internet will provide the link.  I won’t.)


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


10 thoughts on “AH! The ‘Stuff’ Of The Internet…

  1. I get that one too – any bets that the bats are monitoring anyone who tries to add to their arsenal via this route will get an unscheduled visit………………

    Posted by GomeznSA | August 11, 2017, 2:42 pm
  2. That actually considered “Felony alteration” or “felony defacement”. BECAUSE: Removing or altering the receiver “numbers or identifiers” IN ANY WAY. Is a federal crime. Like lying to the FBI y’all might not think it matters. BUT: It will still send you to prison if they catch you.

    Posted by Ray | August 11, 2017, 3:41 pm
    • Nice!
      (Whatever happened to that ‘you can make your own gun; thing?)

      Posted by guffaw1952 | August 12, 2017, 7:24 am
      • You can make your own gun. There’s nothing mysterious or evil about this 80% firearm stuff. The BATFE had to come up with some way to define what a gun is. If everything is a gun, nobody could do any repairs or modifications on their own guns, so no aftermarket triggers, not replacement barrels, and so on. Every. Single. Piece, spring, seer, hammer, firing pin, whatever, would have to get a serial number and go through an FFL. They didn’t think that was doable.

        The US decided it had to be different from Europe. In most of Europe (according to Ian at Forgotten Weapons), the pressure-bearing parts of the gun are regulated. What that means is that over there you can (theoretically) buy a lower receiver over the counter, which you can’t buy here, but you can’t buy an upper receiver and barrel, which you can here.

        Someone decided that at some point, a piece of metal or plastic that has had a bunch of manufacturing operations done on it isn’t a gun, but one more operation makes it into a gun. Typical lawyer mindset. That’s the 80% gun. These 80% Glocks are just a piece of plastic until you do a few operations on them, then they’re a firearm. Note you can’t have someone else make it for you, because that makes them a manufacturer. At least, the BATFEs said that under Obama, when they seemed more hostile to all gun rights.

        Personally, I think you should add a serial number because it’s easier to add one than to convince Officer Friendly that he’s wrong and you don’t need to have one. Make up a number. How hard can it be?

        Can you sell your homemade gun if you don’t want it anymore? I’d say to talk to a real lawyer, but I think you can. As long as you’re not manufacturing guns. Say you make one this year and decide to sell it in another year. I think they’d accept that, but if you were making hundreds and selling them, that would get a different reaction. A real manufacturer would make and sell a whole lot more than one a year. If you live in one of those states that makes all transfers go to an FFL, YMMV.

        Posted by SiGraybeard | August 14, 2017, 1:29 pm
      • Thanks SiG, for all your info!
        Ah, lawyers. Kill ’em all (paraphrasing Shakespeare)

        Posted by guffaw1952 | August 15, 2017, 7:31 am
  3. No sense of adventure … sigh

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 11, 2017, 4:12 pm
  4. I’m quite capable of disassembling things. Assembling things…not so much.

    Posted by Proudhillbilly | August 14, 2017, 8:22 pm

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