Question about selective fire components
it's legal to own an ar15.
and it's legal to own the needed parts to convert an ar15 into an m16.
but if you own both at the same time, and get caught, they nail your butt to the wall.
so my question is this
2 room mates live in the same house. one owns an ar15, the other owns all of the full auto m16 parts. if they kept both the rifle, and the parts together i could see the atf being able to do something about it if they got caught. saying that only one of them owned both the rifle and the parts.
but. lets say they each have their own gun safes. the one keeps his ar in his safe, while the other keeps his parts in his safe. what could the atf do about it? could the get one or both of these guys for anything or would this in a sense beat the system?
if a person had a willing son or brother or dad, whatever. they could have this other person buy the parts and keep them at their house. legally, then should the need ever arise, the parts would be accessible to the owner of a rifle that could use the parts.
so since you can legally own the parts or the rifle, but not both, can you be guilty by association?
Last edited by johnlives4christ; 12-18-2009 at 05:46 AM..