Connecticut Gun Laws: Semi-Automatic "Other"

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by CTgunMaker, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. CTgunMaker

    CTgunMaker New Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Hello all,
    I was recently looking into Connecticut's new gun laws regarding "assault weapons" and am left with a few questions. The laws specify certain guns such as the AK-47 and the AR-15 as illegal, however what about guns that are homemade? I can legally purchase the Polymer 80 G150 lower receiver, and since it is not a name brand or one mentioned in the new law, would it be legal for me to manufacture it into a firearm? My intention is to follow the remainder of the law by disabling it from taking a detachable magazine, while attached a fixed stock without a pistol grip, bayonet lug, flash suppressor, or grenade launcher, with no intent to sell. I don't see anything in the law that would make what i am doing a felony, but perhaps I missed something.
  2. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    I'd suggest calling your local BATFE agent to get a more definitive answer.

  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I have no idea what the gun laws in Connecticut are. Now in my feeble little mind, there are certain items, I am sure, that have to be present to make your gun a so called assault weapon. Like the old federal ban of 1994, they were (if I remember right) presence of (1) Bayonet Lug (2) Pistol Grip (3) flash suppressor (4) Folding or telescoping stock (5) other stupid stuff.

    If your law says this basic same stuff then no matter whether you buy an 80% lower or build the thing out of a block of aluminium, if you put one of the evil items on that gun, they you have what they are calling a so called assault rifle and I would think it would be illegal!!

    I do agree with jed that you need to be addressing your question to the state of Connecticut!!
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  4. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    By all means, go ahead and tell BATF you're trying to build a barely legal semiautomatic...
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  5. tedwitt

    tedwitt Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    May 1, 2014
    Deep in The Heart of Texas
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  6. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Deep in the Heart of Texas
    get it in writing
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