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Assault Rifles

Well, we’ve had another school shooting.  And as expected, the liberals are screaming about “gun bans” and “killing the NRA”.  Some of them have their hearts in the right place, but their minds are cloudy.  The NRA has as its primary purposes defending the Constitution and promoting gun safety.  Any insistence on keeping guns in this country should be laid squarely at the feet of our founding fathers.  And we should thank them for that; any misuse of those guns is the result of societal changes that the liberals have sponsored, and the conservatives have allowed.

The shooter used what is called an “assault rifle”.  It wasn’t, really, but that is the narrative being pushed.

Here is an article which throws some light on the subject:





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Build your own firearm?

The big thing these days seems to be building your own firearm.  Can you do this?

Yes (most places in the U.S.), and its not particularly hard.  But there are some caveats.  Here are links to my series on this, using the AR-15 as an example.


Part 1 (Laws):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/04/building-your-own-firearms-part-1-the-laws

Part 2 (Methods):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/10/building-your-own-firearms-part-2-the-methods/

Part 3 (Lower parts):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/27/building-firearm-part-3-ar-15-lower-parts/

Part 4 (Upper parts):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/05/08/building-firearm-part-4-ar-15-upper-parts/

Part 5 (“Manufacturing” the receiver):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/07/25/building-firearm-part-5-manufacturing-ar-15-receiver/

Part 6 (Assembly  and Results):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/07/31/building-firearm-part-6-assembling-testing-ar-15/


My recommendation for your first build was to get a complete upper pre-built.  I have written another article on how to build an upper for “advanced” builders:




I’ve given up consideration of the Ghost Gunner CNC mill; it’s a wonderful fantasy, but I just can’t justify the cost, and from what I can tell, it messes up a receiver now and again.  I may still someday try out the molded receivers from ar15mold.com, but probably not any time soon.

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