I'm simply going by what I have heard many times from various sources, and although it may not be 100% true, I'd much rather cover my ask then risk spending thousands in court.I disagree. I'm sure this is going to have people coming from both sides to say both viewpoints as well. This has come up before, but where is the law saying it had to be an Evil Rifle before?
Extremely true, but some companies do keep records of how rifles left the factory.It is impossible to know how the rifle was configured before the ban. might have been another folder even before the fix stock and noone can tell.
Some could have 7 stocks before the ban one for every day of the week.
From the link to Olympic Arms that Gunner posted:
"Semiautomatic pistols and rifles assembled after September 13, 1994, and possessing two or more of the features listed in [Section 921 (a) (30), Title 18 U.S.C.] are semiautomatic assault weapons as defined. The fact that the receiver may have been manufactured prior to September 13, 1994, is immaterial to classification of a weapon as a semiautomatic assault weapon. Additionally, payment or non-payment of excise tax is also immaterial to classification of a firearm as a semiautomatic assault weapon." - Edward M. Owen, Jr., Chief of the Firearms Technology Branch of the BATF
Also, later in the article, and this is perhaps the most important, as this is an interpretation from Olympic arms about what Edward Owne said:
"What he's reiterating is, as far as pre-ban and post-ban is concerned, the date of manufacture of the receiver has nothing to do with anything. If your SAW was built into a whole SAW, or in a complete kit form, before Sept. 13, 1994 (The Date), you are the lucky owner of a pre-ban receiver. Notice I say SAW. The existence of firearm alone is not enough - it had to be in a form that would now be illegal to manufacture. If the gun was built after The Date, if the receiver was without all of the parts to make a SAW before The Date, or if it was not in a SAW form before The Date, then it is post-ban."
The fact that this came from a reputable source (a firearms manufacturer, and most of them tend to cover their ass when it comes to legalities), rather than some random dude on the internet