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Old 02-10-2020, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by earlwb View Post
yes, I am wondering about that classic phrase, "Be careful what you wish for, it may come true."
There are (according to the BATFE) some 423 million firearms in circulation since the 1986 modification to the 1968 GCA. Which means most of the semi auto pistols and modular rifles manufactured in the past 50 years only have one part serialized, the frame/receiver as we traditionally define it.

So it's going to be difficult to pass a new law requiring all the parts that make the firearm functional to be serialized because of the volume of guns out there that were serialized to the old interpretation. They could change the law which would then have to grandfather in the old guns.

Nevertheless, more hassle, more chances to run into a snafu.
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