Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Probably because the lower is considered by the feds to be the "gun". You can buy a complete upper, barrel and all, with no FFL requirement, I
believe. You can buy a partial lower and build it out. Seems like people skirt the background check by doing this?
I am no expert so anyone who knows for sure, do tell.
You can't skirt the background. You can buy every single piece to an AR styled weapon except the stripped lower receiver, without filling out the
4473 and doing the background check, but you NEED the lower to build the weapon. And to get one of those, you have to go through a FFL dealer, and do
The problem with the shortage, is the renewed boom in AR sales! Just like the last election, the demand went up, which burdened the suppliers and
manufacturers, which, in turn, drove up prices. Then add in the new talk of "ban" and they can't keep up! Prices continue to climb, as inventories
shrink. And the more desirable, higher end models, are nearly double in price as just a few years ago...Which fuels the fire, so to speak...Everyone
is looking to cash in...
3 years ago, after the AR market softened, a dealer could buy a stripped lower, a lower parts kit, the buffer tube assembly, and a complete upper, for
about $550, wholesale...A little gunsmithing to assemble and flip it for $750 - $1,000 depending on features...Not anymore....
You don't think that the "gun-grabbers" decided to follow the rule, "If you can't beat them, join them!" do you???
Who currently owns all of the major gun manufacturers, now???
Seems like a good way to get pretty rich, pretty fast, for the right unscrupulous group...