A Stupid Gun Stunt


So this Democrat candidate wanted to make a statement favoring gun control, and she made this video—

After questions were asked as to whether she had committed a felony by manufacturing a short-barreled rifle (SBR) without the proper paperwork and without paying the required tax, she took the video down. Someone has reposted it.

While she did cut the barrel and the gas tube on the AR-15, she left the lower receiver intact. As far as the ATF is concerned, the lower receiver is the firearm. The weapon should still be functional as a bolt action SBR, and replacing or repairing the damaged upper receiver should return the rifle to “fully” semiautomatic operation.

Five years and $100,000.

UPDATE—A bit of “gunsplaining”: It would have been legal to have cut the barrel and gas tube on the upper receiver if the upper had been detached from the lower when the cuts were made and if the upper were not reattached.

11 thoughts on “A Stupid Gun Stunt

  1. I’m so glad that I moved out of that district

    Too bad that people who are maliciously prosecuted for accidental (truly accidental) law violations or flagrantly bad prosecutions (like NYC prosecuting people despite FOPA protections when changing planes, etc.) can’t point to the selective enforcement of people like her or Pappalardo as a mitigating defense. If they’re not going to be enforcing the law in these two flagrant violations, then why is the law still on the books?

  2. The sad part is that there is a manual on how to legally demil or destroy an AR 15.

    http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279457.pdf

    See page A4-1

    (a) RECEIVERS will be demilitarized by torch cutting in a minimum of two places utilizing a cutting tip that displaces at least one-half inch of metal or crushed to the extent necessary to preclude restoration to a usable condition.
    (b)BOLTS AND BARRELS will be demilitarized by torch cutting utilizing a cutting tip that displaces at least one-half inch of metal or crushed to the extent necessary to preclude restoration to a usable condition.

      • From the same source:

        Articles designated as Arms, Ammunitions, Implements of War (22 CFR 121).) (A boldfaced bullet precedes certain articles that are deemed to be Significant Military Equipment (SME) as defined in appendix 2.)

        CATEGORY I – FIREARMS

        A. Nonautomatic, semiautomatic and fully automatic firearms to caliber .50 inclusive, and all components and parts for such firearms,
        B. Riflescopes manufactured to military specifications, and specifically designed or modified components therefor; firearm silencers and suppressors, including flash suppressors.
        *C. Insurgency-counterinsurgency type firearms or other weapons having a special military application (e.g., close assault weapons systems)regardless of caliber and all components and parts therefor.

        That is correct per international agreements that little .22 pocket pistol is a weapon of war. This why when you see police departments do a dog and pony show destroying confiscated weapons they drive a steam roller over them or melt them down.

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