How to Beat the Gun Ban!

By Dave Dolbee published on in Firearms, General, News

Some would call it fear mongering, others would accuse me of sabre rattling. I would just call it plain fun, common sense and an excuse I can use to buy a new gun without getting beat up too bad by the wife. Whatever you call it, the possibility of Obama getting reelected and another assault weapons ban is a reality that I intend to take preemptive action against. My reasoning is simple, based on history and my personal experience.

Stripped AR-15 Lower Receiver

When in stock, you can pick up a stripped receiver such as this for about $85. After that, you can build it out at your leisure—regardless of whether or not another assault weapons ban passes.

Although I worked in a gun and sporting goods store in the mid ’90s, I wasn’t in a position to take advantage of the chatter and advice I was hearing. Every employee understood the implications of Clinton’s Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Assault Weapons Ban to most of us). At the time, those in my circle with the means were buying as many AR lowers as they could afford.

The lower receiver is the only part of an AR that has to have a serial number and be registered. After the 1994 ban, you could still purchase stocks, sights and uppers, but you had to own the lower before the ban was in place to build a complete gun. Those who had the means to stock up before the ban, cleaned up after the ban.

Back then, lowers were fairly expensive compared to the entire cost of the gun. Today, it is a different story. The new polymer lowers—if you can find them in stock—run less than $40. Even a stripped aluminum lower is only $85. Those are prices worth buying a small stockpile and stashing in the back of the gun safe for later builds or as a hedge against Obama being reelected and imposing another weapons ban via the United Nations or Executive Order.

Since the lower requires registration, you’ll have to have it shipped to a local FFL. I live in central Illinois and although it’s not the closest firearms dealer, Pekin Gun & Sporting Goods has proven to be the most friendly and helpful in the past—so I had mine shipped to there.

Buying Online
Here is an admission that I am a bit embarrassed to make. I have never bought a firearm online before. Well, at least not until a few minutes ago. The process is really simple.

Order Confirmation

Ordering your firearms online and having it shipped to a local FFL is quick and easy.

I went though the normal checkout procedure on cheaperthandirt.com. The system is programmed for firearms and AR lowers to be shipped to an FFL and gave me two options. The first was to pick a preferred dealer that was already in the system. This was easy and only required me to type in the zip code and then pick Pekin Gun from the resulting list. In fact, just about every local firearms dealer was already on the list, which was very comforting.

If my preferred dealer had not been on the list, all that would have been required was to contact the store and ask it to fax over its FFL information. This is a rather standard procedure and should not be a problem if you need to take this route. However, as I stated previously, I live in a fairly small town and all of my local dealers were already on the list.

Given the current political state parts are moving fast, but here are few links with parts in stock as of 11/1/12.

AR-15 Lower – Green

AR-15 Lower – Zombie

AR-15 Lower – Black

There are several others to choose from and new items are coming in all the time, so if it is out before you get yours, just sign up for an e-mail notice and you will be notified as soon as more are available.

 

Tags: , , , , , ,

Trackback from your site.

The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!'s blog, "The Shooter's Log," is to provide information-not opinions-to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!

Comments (49)

  • Nick

    |

    I couldn’t agree more with comment No. 2. Republicans have been using the threat of Democrats taking away guns for years to con uneducated rednecks into voting for them for years, yet Republicans are no better. Obama made it legal to carry guns in some of the national parks while Romney ban assault weapons so you tell me which is more anti-gun? Get your facts straight people!!! Don’t believe all the garbage that is fed to you. Man this country needs better education bad.

    Comment by kevin — November 3, 2012 @ 5:20 am
    ============================

    Yeah, starting with yours. Want to try again with your ignorance about Republican threats and lies? Obama and Democrats have ALWAYS been on a mission to ban guns. You must be 10 yrs old because it was Democrats who gave us the last Assault Weapon Ban in 94, and Democrats again nowadays. Just look around the country.

    Reply

  • John M.

    |

    I love it after the sun has set on all the prognostications as to what B.O. will do and what “morons” Republicans are, and now the truth is undeniably out there for all to see. But of course, the “common sense” limitations on firearms and magazines that look like military guns in “No way effects anyone’s 2nd ammendment rights.” BULL!!!

    Reply

  • Roger

    |

    I hate to see you all argue among your selves. I’m just a hunting guy. I have no military experience. I am a 2nd amendment defender/ I also am a concield weapons permit owner. It’s the UN gum band treaty stupid!!!! o’bama has his minyons do his work. Hillary is a supporter and has signed the treaty. o’bama is right there too. He is the sneakiest liar ever to be in the presidents office in the history of the USA. Buy guns, ammo, “prepper stuff” and move out of the cities. The day is going to come when it will be difficult to live free as we know it.
    I have seen some great advice and comments on this blog but the ones that say everything is and will be fine have their head up their ass.
    Ecen though I have had no military training I don’t believe I will have a problem defending what I hold dear. Remember the men on Bunker Hill and at Lexington were “just farmers”. So am I.

    Reply

  • Frank (Ex Army Inf)

    |

    Hey Bill, Thanks for the appreciation. It was an honor to serve and the way I see it my duty is not over. You are the very type of person that the current administration wants to go after: “Hey you! You have too much stuff! Why don’t you share some of your stuff with these poor folks that don’t have anything!” The liberal paradigm not only is anti-gun, they are anti-success. Their big problem in forcing their ideas on us is the second amendment. That is why they must discredit it and attempt to change history by changing the original intent which was to prevent an out of control government from having their way with the people. I am also a Vietnam vet. After carrying a weapon for a year, I felt incomplete without one. Then I realized, “Hey! the founders were right! I have the right to protect myself with a gun!” I have been a resposible gun owner my entire life and no administration is going to tell me that I cannot have them. The current administration should walk on eggs when it comes to the second amendment becuase if there was ever a topic to produce civil unrest it is this one. Me and millions of other veterans (and people from all walks of life)feel exactly the same way. Getting back to the original drift of this topic: Hoarding a bunch of receivers is a good idea but in my opinion only for barter. I am buying silver which is more useful as tender and takes up less space. Every household should have at least one type of rifle like an AR – preferably two, along with a supply of spare parts like spring kits. What everone should be hoarding is ammo. Buy as much as you can afford.

    Reply

  • Bill from Boomhower, Texas

    |

    Yeah, well ar the risk of being ostrisized by everyone else, I’m 60 and have never voted, so I always figured I never had a say, and deserved whatever I get. For me, life has always been about hunting, fishing, and camping(well, later in life, RVing). Oh, photography of said events along the way also, over the years. Now, I have four boats, three travel trailers, and a fifth wheel, two diesel pick-ups, and more guns and gear than anyone deserves. I enjoy reading all about everything on this website, but I’ve never been political. I was in the US Naval Sea Cadets for about 18 months back in ’68/’69, but as an only child, I opted out just before going to boot camp in Orlando Fla, and then on to Vietnam. My Dad had died, and I drew Social Security on him by staying in school. I think the year they had the lottery, my number was like 261 or something. But, I never ran, a lot of kids did. Thank you Frank, for serving. I know the Second Ammendment has nothing to do with hunting, so may God help us in the coming months.

    Reply

  • Frank (Ex Army Inf)

    |

    Bend over, put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodby. Pray to god that nothing happens to the remaining conservative judges at SCOTUS. Obama will appoint another liberal and they then will have a majority. Then say goodby to the second amendment – “it was nice knowing you but the stupid people are in control, it was fun while it lasted!”

    Reply

  • Bill from Boomhower, Texas

    |

    Well, Obama won! Now what?

    Reply

  • Frank (Ex Army Inf)

    |

    This is for all the mis or un informed out there. The original Clinton ban was an experiment to see what it would take to “nudge” the American people into a sense of a need for “sporting purposes” for any gun. We can and could get 50 round mags for things like ruger 10/22s but if some A hole in the government decided that these served no legitimate “sporting purpose” like for hunting than they could be banned, along with everything else they deemed to have no sporting purpose. The shooting community including the NRA was not fooled by the intent of this clear infringment of the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment was never about hunting but that’s the mantra of liberals everywhere. Make no mistake (and the NRA is 100% behind this) Obama will attempt to take ALL of your guns away from you. Believe it!

    Reply

Leave a comment

Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. Please be respectful of others. We reserve the right to edit as appropriate, delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments or posts, and block repeat offenders. All comments are held for moderation and will appear after approval.


− 2 = three