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

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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.

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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.

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