[FONT=Arial]What is the name of your state? CA
FACT...According to Federal and State Law, it is legal to homebuild your own firearm if you are legally allowed to possess firearms, have no intent to sell it,
is for personal use only, and (in CA) will not result in the construction of an Assault Weapon....
CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE:
CHAPTER 2.3. ROBERTI-ROOS ASSAULT WEAPONS CONTROL ACT OF 1989:
12276. As used in this chapter, "assault weapon" shall mean the following designated semiautomatic firearms:
(a)...(5) Colt AR-15 series.....
(e) The term "series" includes all other models that are only variations, with minor differences, of those models listed in subdivision (a), regardless of the manufacturer.
The California State Supreme Court ruled on June 28, 2001 (Harrott vs
Kings County) that, basically, in order for a firearm to be considered a "series" AR-15, the Attorney General must specifically list it by make and model.....
12276.1. (a) Notwithstanding Section 12276, "assault weapon" shall also mean any of the following:
(1) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:
(A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
(B) A thumbhole stock.
(C) A folding or telescoping stock.
(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
(E) A flash suppressor.
(F) A forward pistol grip.
(2) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
(3) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches.
(d) The following definitions shall apply under this section:
(1) "Magazine" shall mean any ammunition feeding device.
(2) "Capacity to accept more than 10 rounds" shall mean capable of accommodating more than 10 rounds, but shall not be construed to include a feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.
I want to make a homemade, semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that is not a "Colt AR-15", is not a "series" AR-15 because it is not listed by the Attorney General by make and model, and that meets all the requirements of Penal Code 12276.1. It sure in the heck looks 100% like an AR-15, shoots 100% like an AR-15 and operates 100% like an AR-15, but it isnt one by these apparent laws and definitions.
Will I be violating any law if I build it?