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Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by raelayotte, Aug 7, 2014.
Is the carbine a hand gun or rifle by law
it is a rifle. NO question about it.
What he said.
Are you talking generally or a Hipoint specifically? Hipoint carbines are rifles, how could they be anything else if not modified?
If it's got a stock it's a rifle.
Cutting some corners here with ATF definitions but that's pretty much it.
What maybe got you confused is the term ' pistol caliber carbine ' or PCC
Careful SWAGA, the lines are starting to blur. ATF now allows an "arm cuff" on pistols, with two wings or flaps that ride down on reach side of the shooter's forearm, off of an extended rod, with velcro straps to secure it. These arm cuffs are typically used (or misused) as ersatz shoulder stocks, thereby turning pistols into short carbines that are still legally pistols. ATF knows perfectly well that they're allowing this loophole, but so far, they're turning a blind eye to it.
ATF interpretation scare me. What if they change there mind?
Time to get out the SAWZALL.
They have issued letters in regard to this question in particular, I would think based on that, I assume previous would be grandfathered.
In all seriousness, I agree.
Or the time, back in the 1990's, the ATF declared that Calico's were now classified as 'Machine guns' because they had large capacity magazines...
Fortunately, the Courts determined that Calico's were NOT 'Machine Guns' as they were Semi-Auto firing weapons.
American Citizens dodged another bullet then!