San Diego County Considering Further Restrictions on Home-Built Firearms

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U.S.A. -( On October 19th, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal to direct the drafting of an ordinance to further restrict the centuries-old practice of home-building firearms for personal use. You may click here to find details about the meeting. Please submit comments against the proposal by clicking the button below.


This proposal calls for the drafting of an ordinance to go beyond existing California law to define “’ghost guns,’ precursor parts for such guns and unserialized parts and guns,” ban the possession of unserialized parts for building firearms, prohibit making unserialized firearms or precursor parts specifically by 3D printing, and impose one-size-fits-all requirements for firearm storage.

California law already requires individuals to first apply for and receive serial numbers before assembling a home-built firearm and sets an allotted time for application. However, California law does not ban the possession of unserialized “materials” lacking the requisite milling to be considered a finished frame or receiver. In addition, it is already illegal under federal and state law for prohibited persons, such as felons, to possess firearms, regardless of whether they are factory, commercial firearms, or home-built.

Such restrictions simply continue to cut off access to law-abiding citizens who wish to build their own firearms for personal use in accordance with federal and state law. By singling out 3D printing, it also tries to prevent hobbyists and tinkerers from exploring this emerging manufacturing process. There is no mention on whether it would similarly restrict making precursor parts by legacy manufacturing techniques, such as welding, milling, casting, or stamping, which are also widely available to consumers.

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1 month ago

not that I would and not that I want to and not that I may ever need to file out a part for a gun, BUT, (and here it is) If I so desire to, NO Lowlife Politician will stop me. I got to go buy a file, just in case. Sound silly ? What middle East country filed out British 303s by hand to fight off the Soviets ? Wasnt it Afghanistan ? somewhat crude, but working arms.

1 month ago

It’s passed time for civil disobedience.

1 month ago

Yet another example of progressives trying to stop cultural collapse with paper. Law cannot reverse the cause or effect of cultural collapse. May San Diego County and its serfs have a very happy day.

1 month ago

need to start shipping illegals and their offspring home to whatever sh hole they came from , take our country back

Last edited 1 month ago by swmft
1 month ago

The real problem is Criminal Anti-Constitutional politicians are trying to criminalize the law abiding Constitutional Citizens.

1 month ago

Build a 20 foot electric fence around California and give it back to Mexico . After all the liberal idiot politicians there already have surrendered the state to illegal aliens. California and the occupants are not worth the powder it would take to blow the whole state to hell !

1 month ago

20’ electric fence would work even less we’ll than current wall at Mexican border. An air defense system would dramatically improve effectiveness.

I think we might want to push the wall west a little. Rural/agricultural portions, away from the coast may use cheap labor (illegal migrant laborers) but they are otherwise quite conservative. Those farmers and ranchers generally don’t deserve being subjected to California’s madness.

1 month ago

save the grape vine fields, no matter what. should sign me ‘old wino’. The rest of the state can pound salt.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill(@deplorable-bill)
1 month ago

What part of “Shall not be infringed” is hard to understand? is illegal? What do they think gives them the right to hold anyone, any state in tyranny? I expect that due process is going to show up soon if only because the courts, government and l.e. are corrupt. The day will come when due process is a bullet.

Arm up and carry on

1 month ago

If article is remotely correct, this restriction is even broader than stated. Technically if one possesses a standard firearm with serialized receiver, they also possess several “precursor parts” unless barrel, slide, etc are also serialized. I suspect law is not intended to catch ‘those criminals’. However if one has repair parts or standard conversion barrels such as 9mm barrel for one’s 40 cal Glock – those would absolutely be “precursor” parts and subject owner to arrest. Was going to say if someone had standard barrel plus a threaded barrel – but threaded barrels are already illegal in California for fear… Read more »