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[–] gentronseven 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'm not a lawyer but I'd say don't carry homemade weapons or use them for self defense unless you have no other choice. It is never going to look good for you to be paraded in front of a court room as the dude who built his own gun and then shot someone with it, legal or not.

We all know the letter of the law is not always strictly followed when someone's feefees are in the way, especially by judges.

I'm pretty sure a lawyer would tell you the same.

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[–] gentronseven 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Go ahead, if all you have is an 80% build, do what you have to do to defend yourselves.

I'm just pointing out that there will probably be consequences regardless of what the law says

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was chatting with a cop buddy at lunch today and was running scenarios by him. I ordered another Poly80 to build a "Glock" 19 just to leave in the car. Technically it's legal... as long as it stays in the car. I don't always leave the house with a carry gun so I at least have an option if I need it.

But I do agree with you. If the prosecutor is trying to make someone look like they shot someone because they are a renegade, the jury is going to assume you're guilty if you're using a weapon that was built specifically because it was untraceable (even if that wasn't the reason why you built it). I have no doubt a lawyer would agree with you.

That being said, I want to know what the law states. He was pretty sure the gun had to be uniquely identifiable AND registered. I want to know for peace of mind either way.

My two carry guns were purchased new from an FFL and those are all that I carry. If I decide to get another carry gun, I'll buy that new as well.

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was chatting with a cop buddy at lunch today and was running scenarios by him. I ordered another Poly80 for a Glock 19 to leave in the car. Technically it's legal... as long as it stays in the car. Fuck it, I'm leaving it locked in the safe in my car. I don't always leave the house with a carry gun so I at least have an option.

But I do agree with you. If the prosecutor is trying to make someone look like they shot someone because they are a renegade, the jury is going to assume you're guilty if you're using a weapon that was built specifically because it was untraceable (even if that wasn't the reason why you built it). I have no doubt a lawyer would agree with you.

That being said, I want to know what the law states. He was pretty sure the gun had to be uniquely identifiable AND registered. I want to know for peace of mind either way.

My two carry guns were purchased new from an FFL and those are all that I carry. If I decide to get another carry gun, I'll buy that new as well.

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[–] TheAntiZealot 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'll dig up the law when I get out of this meeting I'm supposed to be paying attention in.

Sweet! I'll check back once I'm out of my meeting before I hit the road.