New Jersey AG Attacks Right to buy Gun Parts & Learn How to Make Guns

New Jersey AG Attacks Right to buy Gun Parts & Learn How to Make Guns
New Jersey AG Attacks Right to buy Gun Parts & Learn How to Make Guns

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Guns have been made by individuals as long as there have been guns. In the United States, it has always been legal to own the means of production to make your own guns. It has always been legal to make your own. Hobbyists have been making firearms as long as the United States has existed.

The national war on the Second Amendment started in the 1930's. Passed in 1934, the National Firearms Act required a license to make some guns for commercial sale. A federal tax stamp was required to own short barreled rifles and shotguns, and guns that can fire more than one shot with each pull of the trigger.

New Jersey is one of only six states that does not have a state constitutional amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms.

The state Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal demanded that unnamed companies stop selling “Ghost Guns” without serial numbers.  It is already illegal, under federal law, for a company to make and sell guns without a serial number.

No company is legally selling “Ghost Guns” in New Jersey.

What is the AG Grewal talking about?

Grewal is attacking the right to buy gun parts and to learn how to make guns. He is attacking both the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and the First Amendment right to freedom of the press and free speech. From kob.com:

The governor's senior adviser for firearms, William Castner, said the ghost gun business would be “closed for business” in New Jersey.

Ghost guns are unregistered weapons that don't have serial numbers. Grewal said the firms sell the nearly complete weapons, often along with the parts needed to finish them, as well as training so the firearms can be completed.

When the federal government passed the federal gun control act of 1968, they had to define what a gun was.

A piece of metal is not a gun. A piece of wood is not a gun. A metal tube is not a gun. A spring is not a gun. Take enough pieces of metal and wood, work them into the proper shapes and sizes, put them together, and they can become a gun.

The federal law defines a gun as the part that other pieces are attached to, in order to make a functioning gun. That piece is called the receiver.  When a commercial manufacturer makes a receiver, they are required to put a serial number on it.

It would be insane to require a gun owner to have to undergo licensing every time they replaced a worn or broken part. A broken spring can be replaced. A worn out barrel can be replaced. But if a receiver has to be replaced, the new receiver has a new serial number.

Under federal law, a receiver less than 80% complete is not a gun.

AG Grewal is making public disarmament theater by threatening unnamed manufacturers, who do not make guns, with a lawsuit.

It is illegal for people to remove a serial number from a gun. Criminals can easily make a “Ghost Gun” by stealing an existing gun and grinding off, filing off, or drilling out, the serial number.  It is much, much more difficult to buy an unfinished piece of metal, do the required machining to make it into a receiver, and then buy the parts to add to the receiver to make a completed gun.

Criminals in other countries find it easy to make their own uncomplicated receivers and gun parts from scratch. One of the easiest repeaters to make, is the submachine gun. Homemade submachine guns are commonly made in Israel, the Philippines, Brazil, in crude workshops or at home. In first world countries with tight gun control, like Australia and Canada, black market submachine guns are better finished and of higher quality.

The more people know about guns and gun laws, the less they are susceptible to the propaganda exhibited by AG Grewal. Gurbir Grewal is a Sikh, not a Muslim or Hindu.  He was born in New Jersey of Indian immigrant parents. It is likely Grewal is ignorant about guns, himself, as he grew up in an extremely restrictive firearms environment. He has been an outspoken critic of President Trump, and has been pushing a number of “Progressive” policies in New Jersey.

Progressivism detests the concept of the Second Amendment in its bones.

Grewal's lawsuit won't make anyone safer. It is an attack on Constitutional rights.

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Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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    Hank
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    Hank

    Has anything good ever come from New Jersey? I drove through there once.

    My wife asked me to kiss her where it stinks, so I took her to New Jersey.

    Longhaired Redneck
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    Longhaired Redneck

    Hank, you win the internets!

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ Wild Bill did I miss something? I see a comment from you to Ammoland about Islam and I had not even considered calling the Ag an Islamic. My point was that if he was using his religion to push people around on gun control that would not be correct. Thanks for a SYA moment.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Patriots of New Jersey, you all better group up, and form a plan of action … fast! You can all, now, physically see what you are protecting yourselves from; what would deprive you of your Civil Rights; what the libtards want your future to be.
    If this does not galvanize the patriots in New Jersey, nothing will.

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    My opinion, nothing will. New Jersey is a lost State, there is no way to bring it back. Your choices are accept it and stay or move.

    Stan j
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    Stan j

    Why isn’t he prosecuted for violating his sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitution as well as the citizen’s Constitutional rights? This is a civil rights matter as well.

    stanj
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    stanj

    Grewal is an apostate so much like others with a religious front. The Catholics are full of apostates like Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, some members of the Kennedy family and others who defy basic Christian values as well as Catholic beliefs on a daily basis. We even experienced some politicians who bore the front as Mormons but regularly defy all their church principles as well. The list goes on as many of you can imagine, including the Hijrah of England and Western Europe by Muslim extremists. The Soviet Union, at one time, controlled a global agency made up of members… Read more »

    Mark
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    Mark

    People please don’t attack this man’s religion. That is ignorant. Attack his ideology. He is clearly a communist and traitor to the Constitution and for THAT we attack him. It is irrelevant what he looks like or his religious background. Stick to what matters. If he was Muslim and pro 2nd Amendment then I would have no issue with him. Again, attack the belief system not the religion/race. (and yes, I know he is Sikh)

    Dan Schwager
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    Dan Schwager

    You get what you VOTE fore, if you believe in gun rights and you vote for Democrats you are screwing your self. If you believe in your rights YOU need to get OUT of NJ NOW because Democrats DON’T believe in your rights.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    The article says he was born here, in N.J. no less. He has brought parts of his parent’s religion to the forefront, most likely to gain attention to himself. He can take the rag off his head anytime now because he has been spotted as a commie following slave.

    Ammoland
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    Tom, FYI he is an American Sikh, a religion not to be confused with Islam.

    Chuckbone56
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    Chuckbone56

    Is Tom not allowed to speak his mind?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Ammoland, Most respectfully, Tcat did not mentions islam. He only mentioned a rag on a head.

    James Higginbotham
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    James Higginbotham

    doesn’t MATTER, he is STILL ANTI-GUN, and that makes HIM AN ENEMY OF ALL FREEDOM LOVING AMERICANS.

    james
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    james

    No need to attach the man for his religion, attack him for his idiotic proposals.
    This is just another dog and pony show, he can say he did something, insignificant.

    Just like the new Governor and his six gun control bills that criminals will ignore.

    Doug
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    Doug

    Pointing out this clown’s gross ignorance to any and all reality is not “attaching”, or more importantly “ATTACKING” anyone for their religion.

    HEY JAMES… How about you stop using SJW words in a world where reality and truth sorta still exists, even if one does have to seek it out in the weeds some days!

    Core
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    Core

    Gandhi said the biggest injustice was when the British took away the Indian’s right to bear arms: TO CONTROL THE POPULATION. “‘Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look back upon the Act depriving the whole nation of arms as the blackest” Gandhi worked to compel his people to reverse the Arms Act of 1878: he was, in fact, working to re-arm Indians in knowing the dis-arming was a way to control the will of the people.

    SuperG
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    SuperG

    Where is our federal government? The people cry out for help and it remains silent!

    Bud Vanderlaan
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    Bud Vanderlaan

    It’s a war of these bastards want, it’s a war of these bastards will get.
    You are fools to even think about taking away our RIGHT of self protection.

    Notalima
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    Notalima

    Hah. Since when has ignorance (purposeful or not) been a problem for progressives when it comes to any topic that they want, or don’t want, their future serfs to have?

    Douglas Kuykendall
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    Douglas Kuykendall

    This is another part of America’s problem. You have people that shouldn’t be able to hold An office of anything,let alone AG. You should have to be born in USA ,have parents that are citizens of USA . You have all these people coming over here,get to be citizens hold a office.Then out the door goes US constitution .The people of NJ must not be to swift.Ten fries short of a happy meal.Why would they vote someone in office like that

    Dave in Fairfax
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    Dave in Fairfax

    Reading comprehension. He was born in NJ. He IS an American citizen, born, not naturalized. What’s interesting is that he is violating not only the Constitution, but the tenets of his faith. The Sikhs are NOT pacifists. They are not Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist. They are a separate religion with a history of using force when needed. A turban style head covering doesn’t make someone a Muslim.

    Robert Scott
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    Robert Scott

    Take your beliefs back to India…and dont let the door hit you in the ass.

    Dumbfounded
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    Dumbfounded

    Where is his dot?

    Geoffrey W Preckshot
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    Geoffrey W Preckshot

    He is a Sikh, not a Hindu. Hindu wear the dot, Sikhs wear the Turban to cover their hair. He is not a very good Sikh as one tenet of Sikhism is to wear the Kirpan – a knife – for the defense of himself and others. Sikhs are required by their religion to confront evil and be prepared to do so even if it requires the “flash of steel”. Modern Sikhs living in restrictive anti-weapon states have problems possessing the Kirpan and it has degraded to a metal knife broach – trash jewelry. He lives in New Jersey and… Read more »

    Melvin Harris
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    Melvin Harris

    The Bill of Rights is non-negotiable. Go live somewhere else,

    Melvin Harris
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    Melvin Harris

    The Bill of Rights is non negotiable. These rights come from God. No one has a legitimate right to deny them to anyone for any reason. To all useful idiots, you are free to leave the US at anytime. Go live in places that do not recognize rights given to humanity by God. We will not stop you or visit.

    Jim Hovater
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    Jim Hovater

    If enacted, NJ would deem every automobile, toaster, and blow dryer a ‘ghost gun’.

    Rock
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    Rock

    Hey Gerbil, take your Jiffy Pop head and ride back to INDIA, Every gun they use there is a “ghost gun”. Hell, they MAKE the entire weapon ! This is AMERICA and WE have a document called the Constitution, it TRUMPS your stone aged mentality.

    Laddyboy
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    Laddyboy

    Those of the DemocRATic communist/muslem party ALMOST ALWAYS HATE We the PEOPLE being armed, almost according to the Constitution. mr.grewal can take his antiquated ideas back to India and reside there. LEAVE the Second Amendment alone and I will allow you to use the First Amendment to COMPLAIN about things you are EXTREMELY IGNORANT about.

    John Keith
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    John Keith

    He may be a communist, but he is not a Muslim.

    Gregory Peter DuPont
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    Gregory Peter DuPont

    Rather disappointed. A tenet of the Sikh fsith is BOTH to resist oppression AND to defend the oppressed.. one reason why many carry the Kirpan: essentially a belief system thy1)requires one to be armed and 2) to stand ready against injustice.
    Sad to see this man turn against both an American right and tradition and to use the visible trappings of his faith while breaking one major tenet.

    Notalima
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    Notalima

    Sell-outs, quislings and treachers come in every background and belief. Grewal is just another quisling, both to American and to his own faith.

    TriggerHappy
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    TriggerHappy

    People commit violence, not guns

    Leo Smith
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    Leo Smith

    NJ AG is a Pedophile of Propaganda for the Socialist Party. NJ residents will NOT abide by the Laws meant to Hurt Law Abiding Citizens.The AG can catch EBOLA and DIE before I give up any of my God Given rights to defend myself..

    Vom Brunhaus
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    Vom Brunhaus

    Hes Gurbir make no mistake not Gerber that makes the baby food . He Gurbir is a towel head radical Islamist , Muslim , Arab , and sicko Murphys hand pick . Stated Gurbir is to go after Trump by filing countless , frivoulous Law Suits along with his main goal to dis-arm and confiscate guns from Lawful people in N.J. Answer if one stays in NJ will have loads of trouble from this Murphy Admin. , other option sell and move out as NJ is Dem controlled

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    Having trouble getting your thoughts together? Have another cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin…….or not! 🙂

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    Learn reading comprehension much? The piece above states clearly he is NOT moslem, nor is he islamist. He was BORN right there in New Jersey, and is sikh

    If you are going to comment, make your accusatioins accurate. else you make yourself the fool. There are plenty of things wrong with this dude, so pick any handful of them and have at him. But don’t go pasting knee-jerk labels on him that are not accurate. The truth condemns him already.

    Mal
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    Mal

    Excellent piece.

    The only issue of note is the statement, “Under federal law, a receiver less than 80% complete is not a gun.”

    The “80%” term is one of marketing not anything recognized by the goverment. The government will only state whether the object in question is a firearm or not. It does not indicate what level of completion the object is to becoming a firearm.

    Douglas Kuykendall
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    Douglas Kuykendall

    How did something like that become an ag.He needs to go back to India or where ever he is from.It is know wonder USA has fuck up laws.What the hell was the people of NJ thinking or were they.There should be an amendment to the constitution you have to be born here to hold any office.

    Grim
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    Grim

    Catch up!