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Can I buy an AR upper online and have it shipped to me, or must I go through an FFL? Provived of course that barrel is 16+ in.
If not, which AR parts may I purchase online and shipped to me directly? Thanks much.
Be careful also of being in constructive posession of a non-complaint AR if you get a nasty upper and have a lower that is post ban.
This is one of the great myths. Nobody is ever prosecuted for anything like this.
I found a deal on a LMT 10.5" upper while I was waiting 4 months for my form 1 to come back from the ATF.
I bought the upper anyway. Nobody cares.
Having a 10.5 upper and no stamp or pistol for it can get you in deep with the ATF as they would be FEDERAL charges. And yes the ATF does prosecute this. There was a story recently with a FFL who had a short barrel at his shop with the rifle it was going to go on the original plus 16 barrel was still on it and the ATF took the barrel.
Is it a givin you will get into trouble? Nope
Is it a possibility? YES
Is it worth the risk? We all have to address that for ourselves.
We're also were not talking about a gun shop, which is subject to random, unannounced compliance inspections.
We were talking about private citizens with (some little piece of their) 4th Amendment rights.
Tell me. What is the probability that your house will be raided by ATF agents during a brief 3 or 4 month period while you are waiting for a Form 1 to come back? What is the chance that they will care about a SBR upper and a lower in the same residence?
The ATF does not care about individuals for the most part. They care about licensees. Time to take off your tinfoil hat.