Homemade Guns A How To On Legally Making Firearms
I’ve been watching a lot of youtube recently on homemade guns. One day I ended up on a video on accident of YouTuber Royal Nonesuch making a 50bmg.
I kept watching his channel for two reasons. One, I keep expecting him to get hurt. He seriously takes no safety precautions.
Secondly, that kid has some serious skills. He has come up with some pretty ingenious weapons. And he is much more entertaining than some all the other DIY gun YouTubers.
It got me thinking about making my own homemade guns. And the legality of doing so. I had always assumed that zip guns were illegal to make and own.
I decided to brush up on the subject to see what is legal and what isn’t. Happily, I can tell you that it is 100% legal to build homemade guns.
The rules you have to follow are pretty lenient. Basically, if you can own it you can build it. We will start off with all the legal mumbo jumbo before getting to the good stuff.
Like many laws, it seems that the ones on homemade guns are all for
stealing collecting tax. No, a license is not required to make a firearm solely for personal use.
Nor are these homemade weapons required to be registered.
Homemade guns are legal under federal law, as long as the weapon does not violate any existing gun laws. And if you are legally able to own one. So felons who are not able to own a firearm can not make one. Don’t believe me? Here’s a lawyer site for reference.
Checking On the ATF’s Site to make sure I didn’t miss anything at the time of writing. It is prohibited by law for a person to assemble a non–sporting semiautomatic rifle or shotgun from 10 or more imported parts. Also, firearms that cannot be detected by metal detectors or x–ray machines.
In addition, the making of an NFA firearm requires a tax payment and advance approval by ATF. NFA weapons are also sometimes called class 3 weapons.