Pistol upper in house with other AR rifles

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by slog, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. slog

    slog New Member

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    Are there any legal ramifications to owning (or even ordering) an AR pistol upper in a home where other AR rifles are present, not being assembled? I have multiple AR lower rifle platforms, would like to order a few pistol parts, but not interested in completing a pistol until a later time. I would be fine with storing the pistol uppers in a different location such as a storage unit if that is okay.

    Also, has anyone ever grease packed their AR with cosmoline or anything like it? What would you recommend?
     
  2. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    In the same house would be constructive possession in this situation, C3 may stop by with a more informative response.
     

  3. msup752

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    Having a pistol length upper in the same house as a non SBR registered, non pistol lower is viewed as intent to build an illegal SBR. Keep it in a separate building.
    I'm getting ready to build an AR pistol and will be making the lower and register it(per state law) before I even think about assembling a pistol upper.
     
  4. slog

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    So this applies even if there are unassembled pistol lowers in the home as well, if there are other rifles lowers in the home ?
     
  5. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Until the pistol lower is assembled this is correct
     
  6. slog

    slog New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Guess I'll skip buying pistol parts. I'm doing some preemptive buys in case of a ban. Not really worth breaking any laws by accident.
     
  7. JonM

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    You can store the pistol upper on the moon and the atf considers it constructive intent.
     
  8. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    These are good points.
    I have been looking at pistol lowers (clearly marked pistol) and, indeed, would pick this up first. Although the laws are screwy, I don't want to violate them. I value my right to keep and bear arms and would not want to run afoul of a law.

    I will say tho, that there are so many frickin laws, it's hard to know them all.
    I think this is one of the reasons why our forefathers were so smart to say "infringed"; even tho' many of these laws seem to "infringe"
     
  9. JonM

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    a good solution is to just buy a pistol lower and have done with it if you want to get the upper while waiting on the sbr stamp.
     
  10. okdonk

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    Or you can get a complete polymer pistol lower by New Frontier Armory, to park the SBR upper. I think its less than $150.