Currently, there is a new federal gun bill being considered. The bill, H.R 2910 would ban the sale and possession of 80% lower receivers on semi-auto rifles.
This loophole allows consumers to buy these parts which serial numbers is not accounted for. Consumers can now freely assemble a firearm without having to go through the full background check as if buying the full gun.
Here’s the H.R. 2910 documentation
SEC. 101. DO-IT-YOURSELF ASSAULT WEAPON BAN.
(b) Prohibited Acts- It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, manufacture for sale, or import into the United States for sale, to a consumer–
(1) an assault weapon parts kit; or
SEC. 103. DEFINITIONS.
(a) Terms- For purposes of this title–
(1) the term ‘assault weapon parts kit’ means any part or combination of parts not designed and intended for repair or replacement but designed and intended to enable a consumer who possesses all such necessary parts to assemble a semiautomatic assault weapon;
The legal definition listed above means any rifle part that would be used to assemble a rifle would become illegal.
The bill, written by Henry Waxman (D-Cal.), is in committee and has six Democratic sponsors.
Written by Jon Hines