Caption: Unfortunately, the Star BM came with a plethora of non-factory markings required by the BATFE
According to the BATFE
from their website, "Generally, a person engaged in gunsmithing requires only a dealer's license (type 01).
Several suggestions came through: sue the gunsmith in Maine, sue the gunsmith in his home state of Texas, file a complaint with the Attorney General's office in Maine, file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau in Maine, file a complaint with the BATFE
about the manufacture of an unsafe product, hire a collection agency to hound the 'smith for a refund, contact the Christian school for mediation, keep posting on Accurate Reloading and Nitro Express forums to keep the matter alive, get an unbiased appraisal of the value and quality of work.
They could not possibly streamline government departments, perhaps, for example, by combining many social programs under one umbrella, or subsuming the BATFE
into the FBI.
In actuality the BATFE
says it can "in no way vouch for the validity" of the Brady Campaign's claim that the assault weapon law reduced crime.
There are serious issues American gun owners want discussed, such as restoration of rights, national concealed carry reciprocity, cracking down on states like New Jersey, New York and California that routinely violate gun owners' rights, lifting the administration's ban on importation of historic WWII-era rifles, reining in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, especially the Phoenix office and its 'Fast and Furious' operation, and the nomination of anti-gun rights Andrew Traver to head BATFE
I would be surprised if there would be an issue without any attachments, but if one were to run a vertical foregrip on the SBR variant (of course, not on the pistol, as that would render it "felony ready" in the eyes of our good friends at the BATFE
as an unregisted AOW), the additional torque forces applied to the polymer could be problematic.
As originally configured by SB, their Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace can also be fired from the shoulder according to a recent decision from BATFE
without creating an NFA taxed-and-certificated short-barreled rifle, but the SB Brace must not be modified in any way by the owner.
The barrel is just a little over 16 inches long to meet BATFE
Which brings me to the real deal breaker: Since these AR-15 pistols are built, sold and licensed as handguns under BATFE
regulations, it would be illegal to add a buttstock and use the gun(s) as AR-style carbines after the pistol fun factor wears thin.
If you live in one of the 39 sensible states where they are legal, all you have to do is be 21, meet essentially the same criteria for owning a firearm, be prepared to wait several months for the BATFE
to review your paperwork, and pay them a $200 tax.
That card is then forwarded to the Michigan State Police, which handles the statewide reporting to the BATFE