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Posted: 11/24/2003 10:23:46 AM EDT
I live in Maryland, but am about to move to Virginia.

Question is. In Maryland, a striped lower receiver, plain, bare hunk of metal, has to be registered as an assault rifle. The only way to get a reciever that is not registered as an assault rifle is to get a 20" HBAR upper already attached to it.

Is that a fricking Maryland thing?

What about VA? Can I get a stripped lower with out 3 forms and a waiting period?

I want to build another AR (16"), but don't want it registered as an assault rifle if I can help it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 10:53:08 AM EDT
The receiver is the weapon. Everything else is just accessories.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 11:02:49 AM EDT
Controling AR-15s and 'Assault Weapons' is a MD (and NY, NJ, CA, MA) thing, IIRC... Most states don't treat an AR (reciever or otherwise) any different than a dingy old Mosin-Nagant... I'm not sure, but I don't think VA requires you to 'register' anything...
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 11:11:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 11:12:35 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
Originally Posted By Dave_A: Controling AR-15s and 'Assault Weapons' is a MD (and NY, NJ, CA, MA) thing, IIRC... Most states don't treat an AR (reciever or otherwise) any different than a dingy old Mosin-Nagant... I'm not sure, but I don't think VA requires you to 'register' anything...
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Thats what I thought. The thought of buying a lower reciever, and no matter what, even if my purpose is to put a 22LR conversion on it for squirrel hunting, it would be registered as an assault rifle makes me sick. yes, I know, the 22lr would not be registered, only the receiver. but....just....shit it pisses me off. So I get to wait a few months until I live in VA to make my next AR. Edited because I can't spell worth a damn.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 11:15:17 AM EDT
Whatever the state laws are, you still have to follow the federal guidelines about what is pre-ban and post-ban. Otherwise, good luck on the move!
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 11:17:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DScott: Whatever the state laws are, you still have to follow the federal guidelines about what is pre-ban and post-ban. Otherwise, good luck on the move!
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Oh of course. None of us would ever do any of that.[smoke]
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 1:19:33 PM EDT
Once you establish residency, you can start buying firearms 30 days after you acquire an official state ID (driver's license). Make sure to bring supplemental proof that you live in VA, like a utility bill. Then you can buy a lower and walk out with it after passing the instant background check.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 2:01:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Originally Posted By DScott: Whatever the state laws are, you still have to follow the federal guidelines about what is pre-ban and post-ban. Otherwise, good luck on the move!
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Oh of course. None of us would ever do any of that.[smoke]
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But of course not! [:D]
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