Our gunlaws are stupid. Very stupid.
Prior to 1981, you could own a Drop In Auto Sear (DIAS) for your AR15 making it full auto with out any paperwork as long as it wasn’t installed in a gun. So, people believed you could have and old one, unpapered, as long you didn’t own an AR15. This is not the case as they were outlawed in the 1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act (What a misnomer for a name).
Similar to a DIAS, there were pre-81 Lighting Links. I once saw someone with a bowl full of them selling them as bottle openers. When the seller was informed what they really were, they quickly stopped selling them.
Now, to get to the point.
For years now, I have seen Glock auto sears for sale. Usually from sellers in other countries, where they are completely legal. Sometimes you would see someone selling some form of auto sear, they would usually have an address right near one of the ATF branch offices.
So I had figured all these various ones for sale were ATF stings.
I was wrong. Here is where things get interesting.
“Airsoft” Glock Autosears were sold on Amazon and Wish.com. $68 on Amazon, the Wish.com ones were at cheap as $12. These Chinese knockoff are not all airsoft. Some of them work. The airsoft ones could also be modified to work in a real gun.
So, lots of people bought illegal, ahem undocumented, auto sears. So, the ATF is tracking down people and confiscating these
illegal ahem migrant auto sears and threatening to prosecute people. I am reading that multiple thousand of these illegal dreamer auto sears have been sold through wish.com.
Huh, maybe if this keeps up, we can try to get them legalized due to common use.