How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Thelawman2 Your Own Question
Thelawman2, Lawyer
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 1208
Experience:  Attorney-at-Law
Type Your Criminal Law Question Here...
Thelawman2 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is it legal to make a firearm in ca using an 80% lower rec

This answer was rated:

Is it legal to make a firearm in ca using an 80% lower reciever

Thelawman2 :

According to the Attorney General in California, it would not be legal to make an AR Rifle using 80% lower receivers. Pursuant to Penal Code 12280, it is illegal to manufacture and sell AR-15's and it is also illegal to possess an unregistered AR-15 rifle. It is also illegal to "cause" and assault rifle "to be manufactured." Therefore, AR-15 rifles cannot be manufactured even if the receivers were only 80% completed.

Thelawman2 :

Now if the AR-15 was modified to not accept more than 10 rounds (permanently fix the magazine), then it has been deemed acceptable by the CA authorities


just so i am clear, If I build an ar rifle to current california legal specs is that acceptable?

Thelawman2 :

If the AR Rifle was permanently modified to not accept more than 10 rounds, then it wouldn't even be deemed an AR Rifle, and therefore, legal to manufacture.

Thelawman2 and other Criminal Law Specialists are ready to help you