The cat is out of the bag.
This latte sipping, Birkenstock wearing snuntch bought a kit, went to a "building party" with some other guys that was hosted by some dudes who knew how to put them together, including welding and heat treating some parts, and then took it out, shot a few rounds, informed the police what he had done and then cut the fucking thing up and threw it in the garbage.
Such a pure spirit this one has, excuse me while I go puke.
There is always a dickhead at every party and this guy is it.
The hosts collect our paperwork without checking IDs. We don eye protection and gloves, and soon the garage is abuzz with the whir of grinders, cutters, and drills. Sales of receivers—which house the mechanical parts, making a gun a gun—are tightly regulated, so my kit comes with a pre-drilled flat steel platform. Legally, it's just an American-made hunk of metal, but one bend in a vise later and, voilà, it's a receiver, ready for trigger guards to be riveted on. Sparks fly as receiver rails to guide the bolt mechanism are cut, welded into place, and heat-treated. The front and rear trunnions, which will hold the barrel and stock, are attached to the receivers.snip
Many kits come from stockpiles in former war zones. "I can guarantee you this one has bodies on it," says one of the hosts as I peer down the barrel of a Yugo RPK. It's lined with grit and soot. My host says the AK I'm building is an Egyptian "Maadi" that came to the United States via Croatia, likely having been shipped there during the Yugoslav wars. He tells me some wooden stocks come with tally marks notched in them.snip
That is where our intrepid little squealer probably pissed himself just a little.
The first guy to finish is all smiles, but he has a question: "Say some Johnny Law comes up who don't know shit about this law, and I've got an AK without a serial number—then what?"
"There's a series of laws that make this legal," says one of the hosts. "Just print those up and have them with you in case Johnny Law does come by."
After our hero goes and gets in line to find some ammo to waste, drives out in the boonies and gets totally impressed with his new toy, the part we have all been waiting for happens.
I'm left wondering: Seeing how easy this is, are build parties monitored? Do hand-built weapons ever surface in crimes? Are the cops worried? When I call local law enforcement representatives from Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Ana, and Garden Grove, they say they've never heard of such a thing. "That doesn't happen here," says Bruce Borihanh, an LAPD spokesman. But a cursory browse of online gun forums is enough to show that, well, clearly it does. There seems to be one about every month. Plus, I just attended one less than an hour's drive from his office.
I'm reminded of what one of the build party hosts said before I left: "Remember that thing I told you about why people do this: These builds can happen only because they aren't blown out to the public and law enforcement."
Good job Rory Ranger, you do goody fucking asshole!
Now that this is out for consumption by the sheeple, you can bet your homesick ass there will be an unholy howl heard throughout the ranks of the anti gunners and they will start pressuring the usual suspects to slam this little loophole shut so tight that even a God particle couldn't squeak through.
This is where the boy and I say that because even half a man would have kept his fucking mouth shut,
"does the right thing".
Between you, me, and Johnny Law, here's what happened to my homemade AK. Back in my garage I use a grinding wheel to cut the receiver in half and the other components into pieces. I put the scraps back in the cardboard box the kit came in and leave it for the garbage truck.
Excuse me while I go puke some more.
Man card, permanently revoked with prejudice.
So there it is folks, some fuckhead has gone over and handed something else for the anti gunners to drag through the press, to throw their hands up in the air about and start putting up bullshit poll numbers about.
I will say, now would be a very good time to start thinking about snagging some receivers before this hits the main stream because it will be downhill from there, you can put that in the bank.