Back in October, we ran a story about a California man who was charged with running an illegal firearms manufacturing operation. He got off scot-free, though, because his attorney noticed that the ATF’s definition of what legally constitutes a firearm does not include AR-15 lowers. At least, not according to the letter of the law.
The judge in the trial ruled that AR-15 lowers don’t fall under the statutory definition of a firearm.
As we wrote at the time . . .