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.