but, when you put together ONE AR and sell it at any mark up over the cost of the parts, that does put you in the business?
these laws are all ambiguously vague, and only go to show how "gun control laws" do nothing but make criminals out of honest people, and does very little to stop actual crime.
I understand why they want "gun manufactures" to have licenses to be sure they are not engaging in shady practices that put guns into the hands of criminals.
straw purchases are already illegal, so it shouldn't matter if you buy a complete gun and sell it to a criminal or if you buy parts and put them together and sell it to a criminal.
likewise, it shouldn't matter if you buy a complete gun and sell it later at a profit or if you buy a bunch of parts, put them together and later sell it later for a profit.
If the above is true about the bluing tank... that just doesn't pass the common sense test. refinishing a gun that was already complete should not qualify as manufacturing a firearm.... but, I thought the liberals were all about "passing common sense gun control to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill persons"
--Not trying to argue with anyone, just trying to better understand the laws of the hobby that I participate in