Posted by AR15Mold.com on December 31, 2015
Freedom15 Question of the Day 12/30/15:
Is this Freedom15 AR thing legal?
How can you guys do this?
Do you have an ATF "Determination Letter?
What about the "Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988"?
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A - This quote is taken directly from the ATF Website http://www.atf.gov/files/firearms/industry/0501-firearms-top-10-qas.pdf: "Firearms may be lawfully made by persons who do not hold a manufacturer's license under the GCA (Gun Control Act) provided they are not for sale or distribution and the maker is not prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms."
A - We are not a Firearms Manufacture, we design and produce high quality molds and polymer resin. Our products ship to the customer and the customer performs the work to turn a 0% mold into a 100% lower receiver. We have sent a Freedom15 mold and a request for a "Determination letter" to the ATF. We will make their letter public after they respond to our request.
A - If you read Section 2 of the "Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988" in the picture below, it clearly states two items:
1) Section 2.1.A - Paraphrased "That an assembled firearm with removed buttstock, pistol grip, and magazine must still set off a metal detector". If you remove these parts from a Freedom15 lower, the lower parts kit installed in the receiver will still trigger any metal detector. This concept is no different than building a polymer 80% lower, except that in the case of a Freedom15 you are starting with a 0% lower.
2) Section 2.2.A - "The term 'firearm' does not include the frame or receiver of any such weapon. It is very clear from this wording that the receiver "by itself" is not included in the law. The receiver must have a lower parts kit installed to be considered a 'firearm' by this particular law. Below is a picture of the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 from this web site: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-102/pdf/STAT...
A - No. This is a do-it-yourself product that requires special skills and tools. You start with a 0% product and end up with a complete product in about 2 hours. There are videos on our YouTube site for the casting procedures. AR15Mold YouTube Channel
A - Yes you can, however you must mark the firearm in accordance with 27 CFR 472.92 (formally 178.92). You must follow all laws that are in place today. Do yourself a favor an protect yourself, don't put a completed firearm in anyone's hands unless you have gone through proper channels and background checks. Following the proper channels will protect us, our family, and our friends. For any firearm transfer it is your responsibility to understand the federal and local laws and how they apply.
A - This quote is taken directly from the ATF Web Site: "Firearms may be lawfully made by persons who do not hold a manufacturer’s license under the GCA provided they are not for sale or distribution and the maker is not prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms. However, a person is prohibited from assembling a non-sporting semiautomatic rifle or shotgun from 10 or more imported parts, as set forth in regulations in 27 C.F.R. 478.39" https://www.atf.gov/file/61721/download
A - Felons that are restricted from owning a firearm, and are restricted from purchasing and/or building a firearm. We have a policy against selling our Freedom15 Mold kits to restricted felons.