Latest Fight Over Guns in US is Selling of “Unfinished Receivers”


Dimitri Karras, CEO of Ares Armor, displays a lower receiver for an AR-15 Assault Rifle at Ares Armor in Oceanside, CA on Thursday, May 8, 2014. It is legal in California to build an AR-15 rifle that has no serial number if the base meets ATF specifications. Karras’ problems stem from selling an AR-15 lower receiver which does not meet current guidelines. Ares Armor makes the gun part out of plastic instead of the ATF mandated metal. The semi-automatic rifle reportedly contains markings which alert the gun owner where to drill. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker for The Washington Post)
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