If there is a ban can you still get uppers?

Discussion in 'Guns, Ammunition, and Reloading' started by Veo, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Veo

    Veo Super Member<br>2012 Turkey Contest Winner

    I know it's all speculation at this point, but say the old assualt weapon ban is re-issued, could you still buy uppers during that ban? Since techanically it wasn't an assualt rifle?

    Or were all parts like that taken off the shelf?

    I'm a young guy, I can't remember back then :whistle:
     
  2. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Uppers weren't regulated under the old AWB. The manufacture date of the lower was the deciding factor as to where it fell in the AWB law.
     

  3. QuarterBore

    QuarterBore Well-Known Member

    I sure hope so because I've got a few stripped lowers I'd really like to finish up for my wife and daughters.
     
  4. Veo

    Veo Super Member<br>2012 Turkey Contest Winner

    That's great news. Thanks. I know we have no clue if anything is coming and if it is, I suspect it could be more stiff, but I was just curious. Thanks again.
     
  5. Veo

    Veo Super Member<br>2012 Turkey Contest Winner

    When you say "stripped" lowers, what exactly does that mean?

    I seen some last night on-line for $300, and thought about getting 1 or 2, so if a ban hits, I could still build an AR, but I wasn't sure if my thinking was correct.
     
  6. Mr. Chitlin

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    A lower with no internal parts.

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  7. Mr. Chitlin

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    They were under $100 just a few weeks ago. I've seen stripped lowers selling for over $500 today. That's selling, not asking.
     
  8. QuarterBore

    QuarterBore Well-Known Member

    Sad. Last year PSA had them for 49.99 on sale around Christmas.
     
  9. Veo

    Veo Super Member<br>2012 Turkey Contest Winner

    Insanity. Thanks, that makes sense.
     
  10. JB Weld

    JB Weld Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    WOW! That is just madness...

    I would think that the uppers would not be affected because they are not considered a controlled item.
    I am pretty sure that the lower is considered the "firearm" because it has the serial #.

    But who knows what the B H O administration is trying to cook up???
     
  11. demented

    demented Well-Known Member

    The rifle is no good if you can't get ammo and mags. Been a few times you couldn't have bought an upper, any ammo or magazines if you'd had the cash in your pocket.
     
  12. hwyman501

    hwyman501 Well-Known Member

    So if stripped psa lowers are selling for $500 then I could possibly get a grand for my complete psa lower? That's insane....
     
  13. dkhern

    dkhern Well-Known Member

    what i read about the proposed new ban they were trying to close many of the loopholes in the 94 ban