Man Shack Gun Shop
If a federally imposed gun ban is put in place that prohibits the sale of an AR-15 from a manufacturer or a dealer to a customer, it will prevent any further transfers of AR-15’s. The important thing to keep in mind with that scenario is that the lower receiver is the part of the AR-15 that will be banned. The lower receiver on an AR-15 is the only part of the firearm that has a serial number. Each state has regulations relating to the transfer of firearms and requirements, if any, for the registration of a firearm. In Florida, there is no registration of firearms. But to purchase any firearm from a dealer who has a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL) the customer must complete a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (BATFE) Form 4473 which, if approved, allows for the transfer of a firearm from a dealer to the customer. The State of Florida and the BATFE do not have any idea what type of firearm you purchased when you fill out the 4473 (in Florida) and can only obtain that information from a dealer if that firearm was used in the commission of a crime or when investigating an individual with probable cause or reasonable suspicion.
Our “Beat the Ban” program is designed to allow the customer to purchase a rifle by taking possession of the complete lower receiver at the time of purchase with the upper receiver to be sent at a later date. The cause for the delay in delivery time for all TWS firearms is the availability of bolt carrier groups. Every company manufacturing and selling firearms faces a similar problem with the availability of one product or another. We currently have purchase orders in place for components and parts to manufacture over 1,000 rifles per month. Our delay in shipping is currently for the bolt carrier groups which are occasionally delayed by our suppliers which are in turn delayed by the much larger companies like Sig, Colt, FN and others attempting to buy everything on the market. Our orders have been in place for some time so we aren’t cut out – only delayed. If the gun ban goes into place like the one in 1994 in which “Assault Weapons” were banned, you will still be able to buy parts and pieces – even after the ban. If we have a similar ban implemented in the coming weeks or months, parts for AR-15’s will be still be available – except for the lower receiver.