Legal Concepts & the AR15
The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, except that it is far too often.
The legality of owning an AR15 is complex and varies from place to place. That is why it is imperative that you know and understand the laws of your areas, and the areas in which you travel. Generally speaking, these types of infringements are known as, “Assault Weapon Bans” and are often purely cosmetic feel good type legislation.
For example standard pistol grips are often banned in some localities. Therefore products like the Monsterman grip were born. Often times vertical foregrips may be banned. Sometimes barrel shrouds are banned. Perhaps a detachable magazine is banned, therefore the bullet button was born. In some municipalities fixed butt stocks are banned and in others flash hiders or muzzle compensators are banned.
The over all length of the AR15 rifle or AR15 pistol is important. The barrel length is important as well, since a barrel less than 16″ may cause the rifle to become a Short Barrel Rifle (SBR).
None of these features make the AR15 any more or less dangerous. But they are the rules and as law abiding gun owners we must abide by the rules, WHILE we work to fix the flawed laws.