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On Friday, they quietly published for reaction, an attack on home built and kit built firearms.

One part calls for serial numbers and "receiver" definition of all parts of a firearm that include or hold:
"hammer, bolt, bolt carrier, breechblock, cylinder, trigger mechanism, firing pin, striker, or slide rails "

All serial numbered parts would then follow the same purchase and sale restrictions as the current rules for a "receiver", and a complete firearm, meaning NICS and FFL involvement/requirement in all sales by a business.

Another part calls for all of the parts bearing a serial number to also be marked with:
"model, caliber/gauge, manufacturer name, country of manufacture"

The published rule change appears aimed at home built and kits, but this move would only work if applied to manufactured firearms, and also implemented on all existing firearms, or else there would be unmarked interchangeable parts floating around to be mixed and matched...

If I understand correctly, this would make a caliber change illegal or a mess, involving paperwork, fees, and engraving. Maybe caliber change is unique to Robinson, because none of the other firearms communities seem to care.
 

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On Friday, they quietly published for reaction, an attack on home built and kit built firearms.

One part calls for serial numbers and "receiver" definition of all parts of a firearm that include or hold:
"hammer, bolt, bolt carrier, breechblock, cylinder, trigger mechanism, firing pin, striker, or slide rails "

All serial numbered parts would then follow the same purchase and sale restrictions as the current rules for a "receiver", and a complete firearm, meaning NICS and FFL involvement/requirement in all sales by a business.

Another part calls for all of the parts bearing a serial number to also be marked with:
"model, caliber/gauge, manufacturer name, country of manufacture"

The published rule change appears aimed at home built and kits, but this move would only work if applied to manufactured firearms, and also implemented on all existing firearms, or else there would be unmarked interchangeable parts floating around to be mixed and matched...

If I understand correctly, this would make a caliber change illegal or a mess, involving paperwork, fees, and engraving. Maybe caliber change is unique to Robinson, because none of the other firearms communities seem to care.
I think the thing is that no one really knows what this will actually look like. Are they going to start requiring mfgs to serialize uppers too....like is done on traditional pistols (where even the bbl is serialized)? Are they going to make it retroactive to guns already in the consumer's hands?

Other platforms have caliber change capability, but overall it's not that common.
 
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One thing to keep in mind is that no rule or regulation can make something illegal. That's in the law itself. Ultimately, they'll have to try to prosecute someone for whatever they make up.
 

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One thing to keep in mind is that no rule or regulation can make something illegal. That's in the law itself. Ultimately, they'll have to try to prosecute someone for whatever they make up.
Let's not forget that when feds go to trial, they win 96% of cases.
 

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Trying to clear this one up but a rule isn’t a law, its an attempt to clarify a law and the ATF doesn't always win.
 
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Trying to clear this one up but a rule isn’t a law, its an attempt to clarify a law and the ATF doesn't always win.
Thanks for posting that link — it’s a clear and accurate summary of the issues.
 
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