Friday, October 18, 2019

Judge Finds Serious ‘Disconnect’ in ATF’s Classification of AR-15 Lower Receivers as ‘Firearms’


A judge in California issued a tentative order this week finding a “disconnect” in the ATF’s classification of AR-15 lower receivers as “firearms.”

The case began when the ATF launched an investigation and subsequent prosecution against Joseph Roh, who they accused of illegally manufacturing and selling AR-15 receivers in a warehouse outside Los Angeles.

After deliberating for more than a year, US District Court Judge James V. Selna determined that because an AR-15 lower receiver does not house the bolt or breechblock and is not threaded to the barrel, as defined in 27 C.F.R. § 478.11, it does not constitute a “receiver” and cannot be considered a “firearm” under federal law.


  1. Given that that is the only part of an AR so classified I can almost hear the machine shops of America tooling up! Bwaaaahaaaaahaaaa
    The question becomes how many of these and all the other components can they crank out before the commies in Congress can come up with some new bogus definition of what constitutes a "regulated component".
    Gotta love those ex post facto laws!

    1. Awww, they mean well, bless their hearts...........:)