Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vulcan, Michigan
You can bet if you had just went ahead and assembled it and then been caught with it unregistered someone would have explained exactly how you SHOULD have done it - after they charged you for having an unregistered gun!
Many laws, and gun laws especially, are so vague they are open to interpretation by most anyone who reads them. I believe that's no accident.
I can't blame your dealer - how can he know the proper procedure when even those charged with enforcing the law don't all agree or understand it?
One of my pet peeves is a lot of these "laws" aren't even laws. They're just regulations issued by some agency (BATF, EPA, etc) and are treated the same as legitimate laws and have a criminal penalty for violating them. My opinion is they are unconstitutional. Anything having a criminal penalty should be passed by the appropriate duly elected legislature, NOT made "law" simply by some bureaucrat writing a regulation.