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80% Lowers: Staying Legal

It is a crying shame to liberty itself that one has to spend so much time trying to figure out how to stay legal in an era of 2A gun grabbing madness. However, after years of selling the beloved 80 percent lower to patriots from sea to shining sea, we understand it.

The laws are confusing and vary from state to state. To our brothers and sisters of the pew in the state of California, we mourn for you most. While we are not legal experts and we always encourage one to check out the exact gun laws in their state, we can offer a little guidance.

Keep in mind that laws are ever changing which makes taking action now important if you desire to complete your own AR build. For today it is legal, but tomorrow we cannot promise what the future may hold.

80 Percent Lower & The Current Law of the Land

Let’s start with what we do know for sure. The beauty of an 80 percent lower is that across this great nation the ATF does not consider this a firearm. That is true, regardless of which state you reside in. Unfortunately, some states have taken other approaches to infringe upon what the ATF considers a useless hunk of metal.

The 80 percent lower is simply the lower receiver of an AR that is only 80 percent complete. That’s why it’s a silly hunk of metal according to the ATF, as apart from throwing it at your enemy it is fairly useless.

However, in addition to 80 lowers being completely legal, so are top notch quality American made 80 lower jigs. Lucky for you, when you take that jig and a little elbow grease you can finish the lower. In most states, that is the end of the process. You don’t have to do anything else or tell anyone else you’ve got a beautiful piece of American made weaponry in your home.

That’s not so you can skirt around some law for devious purposes. That’s because it was never the government’s business in what manner you exercise your liberty in the first place. California, on the other hand, has a few different ideas on the role of government.

80% Lowers: Staying Legal in California

Again, we are not legal experts here and nor do we think the best legal minds in the world could even keep up with the rapidly expanding gun laws in California. We have done our best in the past to come up with a California compliant version of our products, because we like to leave no man behind.

As of right now in California, when you complete an 80 lower you need to do two things. First, pay the government some money because what’s government when its not taking your money?Then, should the good graces of state government decide you are so worthy of a serial number they will grant you one. Infringement 101 basically.

Then there is New Jersey. We like to leave no man behind, but New Jersey made it basically impossible for us. Their restrictions on untraceable guns do not allow us to even market the product to you. That’s why we encourage the rest of liberty loving America to act now if building your own AR has been a dream of yours.

The gun grabbing agenda is currently doing all they can to crush such dreams. So we say don’t just buy one 80 percent lower, but why not buy them in groups of 5? No need to even complete them right away as you can just save them for a rainy 2A day when you need them most.

80 Percent Lower: In Conclusion

Staying legal shouldn’t be this much work. However, for most of America the process of buying your 80 lowers and completing your firearm in the privacy of your own home is simple. Just buy, build and pew.

We guarantee all of our products 100% and please be wary of any 80 percent lower manufacturer out there who won’t guarantee a useless hunk of metal. Our products are 100% American made for the American shooter who knows what 2A is all about.

Check out the rest of our liberty inducing offerings at today and hit the range tomorrow for a little pew pew pew.

DISCLAIMER: If you are new to the world of DIY gun building, you likely have a lot of questions and rightfully so. It’s an area that has a lot of questions that, without the correct answers, could have some serious implications. At AR-15LowerReceivers, we are by no means providing this content on our website to serve as legal advice or legal counsel. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research around their respective State laws as well as educating themselves on the Federal laws. When performing your own research, please be sure that you are getting your information from a reliable source.


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