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  1. When you read the actual law regarding ""assault weapons" parts", what the actual text seems to be trying to not allow is for someone to take their ""assault weapons"" and dismantle them into parts to avoid registering because parts are not a firearm. They obviously also have the receivers listed as must be registered since that's the actual firearm. The text states that if you're in possession of all parts needed to convert or build an ""assault weapon"" then they need to be registered. In order to convert or build an ""assault weapon"", you also need a receiver. My interpretation of this is that you can have all the parts in the world, enough to build 500 AR-15's, but if you don't have a lower receiver, you don't have to register those parts since you have nothing to convert into an ""assault weapon"" and don't have everything you actually need to build one. But then I read ISP's interpretation and theirs is that lets say you have a grip, then that needs to be registered, even if you don't actually have an "assault rifle". For one, are they allowed to make the law more onerous through rule making? Secondly, is my interpretation of the law even correct? Possession of a bunch of complete upper receivers in the state while keeping your lower receivers out of state doesn't seem to meet the letter of the law as far as what they're expecting people to register.
  2. Over the years, with all the firearms I've purchased, I've only sold a single one. A friend would like to buy a shotgun that is just collecting dust and I'm seeing conflicting information on the actual process. When you go the ISP page for transfers, it states that you have to follow the process, which includes the seller's FOID, make, model, serial number, and then the buyer's FOID. It states that the effective date for all this new information is 7/1/23. When you run a google search on person to person transfers, it's saying that it doesn't actually require all that until 1/1/24. This is a document in PDF that comes up on the ISP website. Does anyone know the actual process today? I'd obviously rather not provide a serial number if I don't have to and I'm sure my buddy feels the same way, but I also want to make sure we're not running afoul of the actual law. Any info is much appreciated.
  3. Just keep in mind, attorneys work on billable hours. Before long people realize that they're being taken on a wild goose chase that the attorney knew would be exactly that. Meanwhile they're just racking up the billable hours on you. I'd seek another opinion before you start paying off your attorney's mortgage. The minute your attorney on retainer picks up the phone to talk to you, they're starting the clock billing you for their time.
  4. For the "double action" OTF's (the ones that open and close automatically), no. At least not any of the Microtech or Benchmade models. The reason is that the springs don't act directly on the blade; they give it a push to get it started, and then the blade just coasts into the lock. The blade is only under spring tension for the first 1/4" or so of travel. You might get a minor cut, but not a serious wound. My Ultratech will penetrate about a quarter inch into a roll of Charmin, that's about it. "Single action" designs, where the blade is always under spring tension and must be retracted manually, may be different. I haven't handled any of those yet. The Microtech Halo series is single action, as is the one SiliconSorceror described. As I mentioned above, check out the Halo series... The Halo is interesting, but they're hard to find, as well as expensive. My buddy down in Texas has a couple of them...one he carries occasionally, and the other is more of a show and tell piece....it was incredibly expensive. It's interesting though that the single action models are the ones that have the power to fully extend despite something being in the path of the blade. I'll have to keep an eye out for them.
  5. I was quite surprised to find just how much force is required to activate on the ultratech. After a couple of times my thumb is a little sore....no worries about activating in pocket! From the older ones I fooled around with, they seemed to be a bit less stiff, but they were approximately 3-4 years old and used regularly by my buddy in Texas. But when I say "less stiff", it wasn't by much, perhaps easier to close is all. I like it a lot, and it really solves the problem I had with a spring assisted openers I was carrying on my weak side. Even with practice, I found it difficult to grip and deploy quickly enough to use effectively. The OTF works extremely well for that use. As soon as I pull it out of my weak side pocket, my hand grips it perfectly, and the switch falls right under my thumb, ready to be activated. The one thing I'm curious about is, does the extension of the blade have enough force to pierce something like a belly? It comes out with authority, and I can see being in a ground and pound situation where you're on the losing end, and pressing the end of the blade against your assailant's belly and activating the blade. I haven't been able to find much online regarding this particular use.
  6. Nice but some of those go for as much as a gun. Lol! However, the work that goes into them isn't cheap I get that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro The Microtech's I really want are all over $500. I'm not interested in spending that kind of money right now so the one I bought will keep me happy until I have the spare funds for one of their top shelf models.
  7. They're dangerous, aren't they (strictly in the sense that you want more once you have one)? I'm probably going to pick up a UTX-70 when they do another run (that's the Ultratech, but scaled down to 70% of the size). Which one did you get? I ended up getting an Ultratech 2017 Blade Show edition. Stone washed blade, razor sharp, and it's dual edged. Really nice knife! I might get another one in a few months. I don't really buy guns anymore (I have most of the ones I want) so I might as well start picking up a few knives lol.
  8. The Microtech I ordered just arrived today and man is it nice! For an OTF, the lockup on it is very solid, and there's barely any side to side and front to back movement. The trigger that fires and retracts the blade takes some force to activate both to open and close it. To close it the force required to move the trigger is a bit less than to open it. I wouldn't worry about anything accidentally firing the blade. Great knife, and I can already see that I'll eventually have a collection lol
  9. I'm going with the Benchmade Mini-barrage. Blade is pretty close to the legal length and am real happy with my Mini-griptilian. But does blade length limit change with this law too? The Mini-barrage isn't an auto knife fyi. It's a spring assisted opener that's perfectly legal in the state today. Great knife, but if you're looking for an auto, that's not one.
  10. I'd like to see the female CCL holder numbers go up. Currently they're at roughly 1/5th of the male numbers.
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