This is a breaking news story. This post will be updated to reflect the latest developments.
SEPTEMBER 24 – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that she has told 16 different websites that make and sell firearms and gun parts (including 80-lower.com) to cease and desist selling “nearly complete assault weapons” to customers in New York State.
“Your website offers unfinished lower receivers that require simple milling in order to manufacture unregistered and unserialized assault weapons, despite the fact that such manufacture and possession are illegal in New York.”
Milling an 80% lower only results in the making of a stripped lower receiver. A stripped receiver is a firearm, but it is not an assault weapon. It contains no parts which would be defined as an assault weapon by any New York or federal law, either.
Regardless, the letter continues:
“Assault weapons are illegal in New York, and the sale and/or advertisement of these products violates New York law…. I hereby demand that you stop the sale and advertisement to residents of New York of unfinished lower receivers and firearms components that are intended for the assembly of assault weapons.”
This story is still developing, and we’re actively working to respond to this demand and provide our customers with an update regarding the sale and shipment of 80% lowers, frame blanks, and receiver blanks to New York.