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What You Need to Know about 80 Percent Lower Laws

First and foremost, let’s put all of our cards on the table. We here at may very well be purveyors of truth and dispensers of 2A liberty, but are not legal experts. So before you take what you read here and run with it, especially if you live in states like California or New Jersey, you will want to check your local gun laws to be sure you are up to date on any applicable regulations.

Sadly, for every day that has passed since the publishing of this article the gun grabbers have been working furiously to infringe. Where they will be by the time you read this article? One can only guess.

However, as of today a good 90% of the nation is free and clear to purchase the 80 percent lower and have it shipped right to your front door. No Federal Firearms License necessary and it’s 100 legal. So let’s talk a little about what you really need to know going forward.

The Legality of the 80 Percent Lower

The beautiful truth about the 80 percent lower is directly handed down from the ATF. You see, they are in the business of regulating alcohol, tobacco and firearms. The 80 percent lower doesn’t fall into any of those categories.

The 80 lower is simply the lower half of an AR that is 80% complete. The part of the receiver that houses the trigger housing group isn’t milled out meaning it is absolutely useless in the world of pew. You can throw it at your enemy when you run out of ammunition, but that’s about it.

Only once you complete the milling process with one of our quality 80 lower jigs, is the weapon considered a firearm. In most states across the United States you don’t even need to add a serial number once you are done. This is simply your weapon to legally own and operate as you please.

Now, California is currently leading the race towards infringement and they have made some updated requirements as to when you must serialize your weapon. So we’ve made you a California compliant 80 lower for our brothers and sisters in the Golden State. Remember, laws are changing rapidly in that state so check the latest and stay legal.

Sadly, for the state of New Jersey their laws against imaginary “ghost guns” have made our legal work nearly impossible. We cannot sell or ship to New Jersey and let that be a heads up for all citizens in other states to act now if you want an 80 lower.

80 Lower: Buy Now and Buy in Bulk

Back to the rest of America, I hope you can see how quickly these laws are changing. Sadly, the 80 percent lower is an anomaly to much of America and they really don’t take notice when action is taken against it. The worst part about the assault on the 80 lower is that what they are really going after is knowledge. That is the knowledge to build your own firearm and secure your own 2A liberty. Once you have that knowledge in your head then that is something they can never take from you.

So if you have never built an 80 lower then now is the time to act. If you have built an 80 lower, then now is the time to buy your 80 lowers in bulk and save them for a rainy 2A day. You don’t even have to complete them right away, but as of today you can order a box of them have them shipped to your front door with no questions asked.

It is only when you complete the 80 lower that the ATF considers it a weapon and only when you seek to transfer it to another person do an extra layer of laws come to bear. That being said, stay frosty and keep your head on a swivel because they are aggressively seeking to change the laws. Yet, as for today in most of the United States you are good to go and bring home a little liberty from

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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