OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The owner of an Oceanside store that sells various gun parts  to build a rifle from scratch refused to turn over his customer list to federal  agents.

 

Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor, said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,  Firearms and Explosives agents were investigating their business, not for what  they sell, but for the people who purchase their products.

80 percent lower receiverKarras said the ATF threatened to shutter their  business if they didn’t hand over the names of 5,000 customers who have  purchased an 80 percent lower receiver (the base) for building an AR-15.

It is legal to build a rifle from scratch without serial numbers only if the  base is manufactured to ATF specifications.  The base is not considered a  firearm if it’s sold separately.

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