Why Gunsmithing? Are you interested in a commercial venture or just making guns for protection for when The SHTF?
If the latter there are tons of great websites now that will help teach you how to make guns.
Someone correct my if I am wrong, But as I understand it in the USA at least it is legal to make your own guns for personal protection provided you do
not make any type of gun that would normally be considered illegal ie. No full automatic weapons.
This being said, you have to make sure you really know what you are doing for safety's sake and depending on where you live you still may have to
register the weapon. In Chicago you cannot own any gun at all period.
I found this:
"for legal questions like this, it's best to go to the source.
from ATF's FAQ (question A6): www.atf.gov...
(A6) Does the GCA prohibit anyone from making a handgun, shotgun or rifle? [Back]
With certain exceptions a firearm may be made by a non-licensee provided it is not for sale and the maker is not prohibited from possessing firearms.
However, a person is prohibited from assembling a non-sporting semi-automatic rifle or non-sporting shotgun from imported parts. In addition, the
making of an NFA firearm requires a tax payment and approval by ATF. An application to make a machine gun will not be approved unless documentation is
submitted showing that the firearm is being made for a Federal or State agency.
[18 U.S.C. 922(o) and (r), 26 U.S.C. 5822, 27 CFR 478.39, 479.62 and 479.105]
somewhere else the question of transfereing a gun you make yourself sometime in the future comes up (can't find the link right now) and you can
legally transfer or sell a gun you make yourself...you just can't build a gun for the sole purpose of selling it (without a license). but once it's
built, it is effectivelly your property, and if you get tired of it, you can legally transfer it (just like any firearm you own). The ATF strongly
suggests putting a serial number on it if you transfer it, though. (and some states always require a serial number)"
I Do not vouch for the accuracy of this information, just throwing it out there.
Searching these thing I just found out that all firearms for home protection are illegal in Canada . They have very strict laws. This is sad and I
understand it is done to try to lessen crime. What do you do when a criminal enters your home with a gun?
Can you tell me, You have heard - "if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns" is this a big problem in Canada? Are people at the mercy at
the criminals with guns?
[edit on 20-12-2009 by JohnPhoenix]