As used in the following provisions, “firearm” includes the finished frame or receiver of the weapon, or the unfinished frame or receiver of a weapon that can be readily converted to the functional condition of a finished frame or receiver:

Source: Bill Text – AB-1673 Firearms: unfinished frame or receiver.

Another Californian bill ripe for its abuse. Readily converted is the key here and how it will be interpreted by your friendly local D.A. with aspirations of re-election. Wait, do you think it only meant the 80% receivers? How about the DIY Polymer Receivers that you just pour out of a mold? Is having the appropriate liquid plastics and mold a “readily converted frame’?

Will shovels be considered also “readily converted frames”? You can make an AK 47 out of one!

How about the simple presence of a 3D printer?

Oh yes…. ripe for the abuse.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

10 thoughts on “California: AB-1673 Firearms: unfinished frame or receiver will be considered a gun.”
  1. What about just owning a 3D printer and components?

    Almost any manufacturing company or any company that does any kind of prototyping or mock ups is now in a world of legal trouble.

  2. I’ve noticed at the last few gun shows, 80% receivers are becoming a very big thing. Including the jigs to finish them. One guy even had polymer receivers and had a drill press set up for demonstrations. If there’s one thing politicians hate more than guns, it’s guns that are untraceable. Look for this to start spreading to all of the blue anti-gun states pretty soon.

  3. So if I have an 80% receiver but I have no machining experience and don’t own any of the tools needed to complete the receiver (drill press etc), how are they going to convict me of a crime? I don’t have the knowledge, skills, or the tools to readily construct a gun. Likewise how are they ever going to convict criminals who are “trafficking” these “firearms”?

    1. If you have an 80% receiver, you have a gun, period. (Or will be if the law passes) It does not have to make sense, juts put you behind bars….for the children!

  4. Lowes, Homedepot, etc. would now become arsenals? Pipe, 2×4, nails and springs, some assembly required.

  5. Yea… Just having that chunk of metal (or plastic) your f—ed. IF the law goes into effect!!!

  6. “Oh yes…. ripe for the abuse.”

    Its DESIGNED to be abused,,,it irritates anyone who understands
    the method behind the madness to see folks thinking this is just
    ignorance, You american serf are NOT ALLOWED to be armed
    in any way,,,do you think the banning of kitchen knives in the UK
    is some accident ? DO NOT “comply”…not ever….

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