Well, July 1st, 2022 has come and gone for us Californians and the ban against 80% AR-15 lower receivers in our state, but it doesn’t end there. For those of you that don’t know what took place on July 1st, read about the CA Assembly Bill 1057. According to this bill Californians will no longer be able to purchase, sell or transport 80% lower receivers. That was not the case previously where California did have some stipulations outside of other states (what’s new?), but those no longer exist today.
What’s the ATF’s Next Move?
Unfortunately even though July 1st is behind us we still have to watch out for the ATF’s next move. The rule being referenced is 2021R-05F, another attempted move on the ban against 80% lower receivers with an August 24th, 2022 effective date.
The Federal Register published this “official version” on their website April 26, 2022 beginning a 120 day countdown. It was President Biden that announced the finalized ruling of the ATF’s new proposal targeting ghost guns. Shortly after the final ATF Rule 2021R-05F, “Definition of ‘Frame or Receiver’ and Identification of Firearms,” was released on the atf.gov website. This rule was intended to ban 80% lower receivers at the end of the 120 day countdown.
You can certainly continue to buy more 80% lower receivers up until the new regulations go into effect. The following states are currently the only states affected by the 80% lower ban due to their unconstitional laws: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington DC.
However, under the new rule, 80 percent receivers without serial numbers will be illegal as they are currently being sold. To enforce the new rule, the ATF will require those parts to be serialized and sold through FFLs all regulated by the ATF.
NSSR® The Firearm Industry Trade Association:
“Building firearms in the home has always been legal in the United States – even before the founding of the nation. There has never been restrictions on home-built firearms for personal use that are not transferred to others. Currently, the ATF only regulates firearm receivers once they cross the 80 percent completion threshold. Before that, it is perfectly legal for hobbyists to complete their own firearm.”
What are Ghost Guns?
A “ghost gun” is an 80 percent receiver that does not have a serial number engraved on it prior to sale. They are called “80 percent” receivers because they are purely blocks of metal which are not drilled and milled which would make them become a working firearm component. Basically, the items have not yet reached a stage of manufacture to be considered a firearm. The news calls 80 percent receivers “ghost guns” precisely to make them sound undetectable and scary.
What Can You Do to Join the Fight?
We would like you to join us in the fight against the Biden Administration and ATF’s tyranny. Some ways to help fight this ruling is by donating to the Second Amendment Foundation.
Continue the effort by spreading awareness of the coming ATF ruling and be sure to stay up to date on the goings on of the second amendment. Do this by connecting with other gun enthusiasts and second amendment activists.
In addition, contact your senators and house representatives today! Your voice does matter in this process, and the only way to make a difference is by using it to advocate for our constitutional rights.
Please tell your friends, share this blog and lets all do our part to fight back on the proposed 80 percent ban.
UPDATE: Due to the ATFs vague and poorly worded ruling on the status of partially complete lower receivers and their refusal to immediately clarify their ruling, KAK will suspend the sales of 80% lower receivers as of August 23rd, 2022. KAK will resume the sale of 80% lower receivers as soon as the ATF provides clarification as to the legal status of our 80% lowers or an injunction is placed against the current ruling. KAK Industry will continue to fight against this, and any forthcoming unconstitutional rulings and legislative changes made by the ATF. Please join us in supporting the Gun Owner’s Of America and their fight against this arbitrary and politically motivated alteration to U.S. law. KAK will continue to provide the same quality serialized lower receivers along with all of the parts you need to build your next AR style firearm. Follow us for more complete upper and firearm offerings coming soon.#2ndamendment #80percent